Winner of CAMWS' 2023 Bolchazy Pedagogy Award.
Ancient Women Writers of Greece and Rome features the extant writings of major female authors from the Greco-Roman world, brought together for the first time in a single volume, in both their original languages and translated into English with accompanying commentaries.
The most cost-effective and comprehensive way to study the women writers of Greece and Rome, this book provides original texts, accessible text-commentaries, and detailed English translations of the works of ancient female poets and authors such as Sappho and Sulpicia. It takes a student-focused approach, discussing texts alongside new and original English translations and highlighting the rich, diverse scholarship on ancient women writers to specialists and non-specialists alike. The perspectives of women in the ancient world are still relevant and of interest today, as issues of gender and racial (in)equality remain ever-present in modern society.
Ancient Women Writers of Greece and Rome provides a valuable teaching tool for students of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, as well as those interested in ancient literature, history, and gender studies who do not have proficiency in Greek or Latin.
Introduction, Part I: Greece, 1. Sappho, 2. Corinna, 3. Erinna, 4. Moero, 5. Nossis, 6. Anyte, 7. Praxilla, Part II : Rome, 8. Melinno, 9. Sulpicia, 10. Sulpicia Caleni, 11. Claudia Severa, 12. An Inscription from Pompeii, 13. Terentia, 14. Colossus of Memnon, Appendix A: Introduction to Ancient Greek Dialects, Appendix B: Introduction to Ancient Meter, Appendix C: "The Newest Sappho", Greek to English Glossary, Latin to English Glossary.
"The volume at hand is truly singular...this is the first such edition to bring together the original Greek and Latin passages with commentaries and translations for each poem or fragment. Such a text is perfectly suited for language pedagogy at either the intermediate or advanced level and would also make a wonderful supplement to any course on women in antiquity, ancient poetry, marginality, gendered voices, or the like." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Natoli, Pitts and Hallett have given students and instructors an invaluable resource to help enrich our picture of the ancient literary world and the place of women in it. While it is not a comprehensive collection of ancient women's writings, they have chosen representative texts that challenge students to engage more closely with the contributions of women to classical literature both in their original languages and in English." - The Classical Review