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A better half to ladies within the historical World offers an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based number of newly-commissioned essays from favourite students at the research of girls within the historic world.

  • The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based choice of readings to handle the learn of ladies within the old world
  • Explores a extensive variety of issues in terms of girls in antiquity, together with: Mother-Goddess concept; ladies in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the close to East; girls and the relatives, the nation, and faith; gown and Adornment; girl Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial ladies; girls in overdue Antiquity; Early ladies Saints; and lots of more
  • Thematically prepared to stress the significance of old issues of continuity, improvement, and innovation
  • Reconsiders a lot of the well known facts and preconceived notions in relation to girls in antiquity
  • Includes contributions from some of the such a lot well-known students linked to the examine of ladies in antiquity

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Photo: author. 3 Mandible and maxilla of an adult female, thirty to forty years old. Arrow indicates a groove on the maxillary central incisor probably caused by using the teeth in hand spinning. Liatovouni, Epirus, early Iron Age. Photo: author. 4 Sacroiliac joint (top) and thoracic vertebra (bottom) of an adult female, thirty-five to fifty years old. Arrows indicate lesions probably resulting from brucellosis infection. Liatovouni, Epirus, early Iron Age. Photo: author. 5 Superior surface of the eye orbits of a child, eight to ten years old.

She has published in a number of areas, often focusing on the implications of performance for understanding the reception of ancient texts in their original context and on the gendered origin of the speaking voice, whether as performer's voice or as textual voice. Her book Performance and Gender in Ancient Greece: Nondramatic Poetry in its Context appeared in 1997. She is completing a book on Greek women's religious ritual and its influence on the development of new religious forms in Classical Greece.

P. Oxy. Oxyrhynchus Papyrus. 1898–. P. Tebtunis Grenfell, B. , Hunt, A. , and Smyly, J. G. ) 1902. The Tebtunis Papyri, I [University of California Publications, Graeco-Roman Archaeology I; Egypt Exploration Society, Graeco-Roman Memoirs 4]. London. Maps Introduction Sharon L. James and Sheila Dillon Ever since the groundbreaking work of Pomeroy (1975), which brought forth a new era of study in the subject, “Women in Antiquity” has become a standard and expanding field of scholarship in Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology, and Art History, and an increasingly popular course offering in colleges and universities.

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