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Women's Life In Greece And Rome

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This highly acclaimed collection provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women of all social classes-from wet nurses, prostitutes, and gladiatrixes to poets, musicians, intellectuals, priestesses, and housewives. The third edition adds new texts to sections throughout the book, vividly describing women's sentiments and c

Published (first published August 1st 1982)
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Jan 11, 2009 Valerie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Valerie by: UCSC
This excellent collection of primary source material from women was eye opening about life and social customs in Greece and Rome.
Danielle Altrogge
Good resource. Has lots of treasures and gems with lots of dry stuff too.
Great primary sources regarding women in Classical Antiquity
Sam Grace
You wanna understand women in ancient Greece? Buy this book and Sue Blundell's Women in Ancient Greece.
Tara Calaby
Excellent sourcebook.
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Mary R. Lefkowitz (born 1935) is an American classical scholar and Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at Wellesley College. She is best known to non-Classicists for her anti-Afrocentrism book, Not Out of Africa (1996).

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