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
Sharon L. James is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Learned Girls and Male Persuasion: Gender and Reading in Roman Love Elegy (2003), and the forthcoming Women in Greek and Roman New Comedy .
Sheila Dillon is Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University with a secondary appointment in the Department of Classical Studies. She is the author of Ancient Greek Portrait Sculpture (2006), and The Female Portrait Statue in the Greek World (2010).