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Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation Hardcover – August 23, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0801883095 ISBN-10: 0801883091 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 3rd edition (August 23, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801883091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801883095
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,709,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This admirable source book will be widely used.

(Times Educational Supplement)

The modern reader can enter the ancient world through this text.

(London Review of Books)

Invaluable in providing not only 'mainstream' authors but much less accessible items.

(JACT Review)

The choice of materials is excellent... Although the book is designed for classroom use, it provides an excellent introduction to the field as a whole.

(Choice)

Without doubt this book should be favorable received by students and scholars alike. Copious anecdotes, funerary inscriptions, legal and philosophical tracts serve to illuminate fully the position of women in Classical antiquity... Women's Life in Greece and Rome accomplishes with erudition, grace, and humor its aim.

(The History Teacher)

In its third incarnation, Women's Life in Greece and Rome should remain a staple reference work for undergraduates and scholars alike.

(Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006-01-00)

Throughout the history of this text, as the dust jacket for the first edition attests, 'what remains unchanged is the extraordinary power of these writings and the eloquence with which they speak for and about women in the ancient world.'

(Phyllis B. Katz New England Classical Journal 2006-01-00)

This text will continue to be of significant value to students and scholars alike who wish to research women in the ancient world.

(Marian Osbourne Berky Religious Studies Review 2007-01-00)

This commendable and successful work continues to generate plenty of discussion both in and out of the classroom and has clearly been a force behind the application of new methodologies in the area of women in antiquity.

(Lisa Hughes Mouseion: Journal of Classical Association of Canada 2007-01-00)

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek, Latin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By TammyJo Eckhart VINE VOICE on June 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
This collection of writings from the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome focus on women's lives. However, do not buy this thinking you are getting women's views, that is rare in the record. Well organized and well cited, it provides an excellent teaching aid to the professor and a quick reference to scholars and laypersons. It is best used in an introductory history class or a women's studies class. Could be difficult to understand without basic background materials.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lois Huneycutt on September 21, 2001
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This is a magnificent book if you are looking to find out what men wrote about women in the ancient period. It's comprehensive and deals with just about every type of source one can imagine. I've happily used it in women's history course and ancient history courses for many years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shel on May 28, 2013
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This is an excellent collection of source materials including literary an iconographic evidence for the lives and experiences of women in these ancient civilisations. There are 100s of examples of how women lived, worshipped and died. It is best suited to students of history or classics, but equally appropriate for the dedicated amateur.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Regina Jean Van Hell on April 12, 2014
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From a very well know expert in the area of classics and women. Interesting for those interested in women studies and classics and history.
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