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1st Edition

Women's Influence on Classical Civilization

ISBN 9780415309585
Published June 18, 2004 by Routledge
208 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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