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Of the thirteen essays in this collection, one is an introduction to the book, another is a thought provoking epilogue to the collection, and the third is an introduction to the history of feminism is classical art and archaeology. The essays are well-written and arranged in a chronological order that crosses the Greek and Roman lines as it should while the essays themselves recognize the often ignored fact that societies change over time and thus we do not have the Christians compared to Homer's heroes -- a serious problem in some classical studies. These essays challenge many of the assumptions about antiquity including the use of grave goods to determine the sex of the buried. The collection, however, is not for just anyone interested in gender, sexuality and art history or archaeology. In order to benefit the most from this book one needs to be at least casually versed in the issues and debates about ancient Greece and Rome.
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