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This collection of essays features important Roman women who were active in politics, theater, cultural life, and religion from the first through the fourth centuries. The contributors draw on rare documents in an attempt to reconstruct in detail the lives and accomplishments of these exceptional women, a difficult task considering that the Romans recorded very little abou...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published 1994)
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Aug 03, 2014 Amy Hughes rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Strong, in-depth introductions to various Roman women. I focused on the chapters on Helena Augusta and Melania the Younger but I will eventually go back for chapters on Perpetua and Hypatia specifically.