Reading Roman Women
Roman women were either luxurious sluts or domestic paragons - at least according to the elite men who wrote Roman history and poetry. These authors, preoccupied with masculine pursuits, introduced women into their works to make a moral point. Even Roman tombstones and the law showcase feminine virtues and reflect biases about "female nature". We also have our own prejudic...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 21st 2001 by Bristol Classical Press
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Apr 22, 2008 Tara Calaby rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Classicists, Historians, Feminists
This is an important book for those studying or interested in Roman women. Dixon works from a strongly feminist viewpoint, which is particularly effective here as she draws in feminist theory from other disciplines in such a way that it adds greatly to the exploration of the subject at hand.