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Women in Ancient Societies
by Léonie J. Archer (Editor), Susan Fischler (Editor), Maria Wyke (Editor)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415908825, Paperback)A collection of essays on the latest research on women's lives and their representations in various ancient societies, "Women in Ancient Societies" provides a forum for the growth of women's studies in the classics.
Contributors to the volume include social and legal historians, archaeologists, philosophers, theologians and literary critics, all of whom are concerned with textual issues: the woman as text; the interrelationship of text and society; society as text; the text as authority. Working form a variety of backgrounds--social and legal history, archaeology, art history, philosophy, literary criticism, classics and religious studies--the contributors address an equally diverse range of topics. Averil Cameron examines the relationship between early Christianity and the disourse of female desire. Richard Hawley discusses the problem of women philosophers in ancient Greece while Marie Wyke dissects the rhetoric of adornment in the Roman world.
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