A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title. Awarded a 2013 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences. A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world.The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world. Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more. Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation. Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity. Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity

Sheila Dillon

Wiley-Blackwell 2012