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Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation

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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 ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published August 23rd 2005 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published August 1st 1982)
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Sam Grace
Apr 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
You wanna understand women in ancient Greece? Buy this book and Sue Blundell's Women in Ancient Greece. ...more
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Shelves: feminism, non-fiction
Good resource. Has lots of treasures and gems with lots of dry stuff too.
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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.
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Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not like a "casual" read (you don't read it straight through) but soooooo helpful for anyone doing research in classics/gender studies
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May 31, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent sourcebook, focussing on the lives of women in ancient Greece and Rome.
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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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