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.
Table of Contents
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