1st Edition

Women's Influence on Classical Civilization

Edited By Eireann Marshall, Fiona Mchardy Copyright 2004
    208 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Written by an international range of renowned academics, this volume explores how women in antiquity influenced aspects of culture normally though of as male.

    Looking at politics, economics, science, law and the arts, the contributors examine examples from around the ancient world asking how far traditional definitions of culture describe male spheres of activity, and examining to what extent these spheres were actually created and perpetuated by women.

    Women’s Influence of Classical Civilization provides students with a valuable wider perspective on the roles and influence of women in the societies of the Greek and Roman worlds.

    Introduction  Women and Science: The Logistics of Gender in Classical Philosophy  Women and Medicine: Between Nature and Culture  Women in the Political Arena: 'Matriot' Games? Cornelia Mother of the Gracchi  Women and Commerce / Economy: Cultural Representations of Women in the Roman Economy  Women and Literature:  Feminists Theorise the Cultural  A Woman's Influence on a Roman Text
    Women and Justice: Women's Influence on Revenge in Ancient Greece  Women and Architecture: Women and Architectural Patronage during the Roman Empire  Women and the Transmission of Foreign Culture: Libyan Women and the Transmission of Indigenous Culture  Galla Placidia: Women and Culture in Late Antiquity  Gender and Culture in Roman Egypt


    Eireann Marshall, Fiona Mchardy