Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt A Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 0521588154
ISBN-13: 9780521588157
Edition: 1998
Authors: Jane Rowlandson
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Description: Here, leading scholars have collaborated to present texts translated from Greek and Egyptian, documenting the lives of women in Egypt from its rule by the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty to its incorporation into the Roman Byzantine empires.

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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/26/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Here, leading scholars have collaborated to present texts translated from Greek and Egyptian, documenting the lives of women in Egypt from its rule by the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty to its incorporation into the Roman Byzantine empires.

List of maps
List of figures
List of plates
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Notes for the reader
Glossary
Introduction
The purpose of this book
Greek and Roman Egypt: historical background
The nature of the source material
Royalty and religion
Introduction
Ptolemaic Queens (1-15)
Roman Imperial women (16-20)
Goddesses (21-26)
Priestesses (27-36)
Religion and the Individual (37-48)
Christianity (49-68)
Family matters
Introduction
Perspectives on the family (69-75)
Archives
The archive of Zenon, Philadelphia (76-77)
The Serapeum archive, Memphis (78-83)
The archive of Dryton and Apollonia alias Senmonthis, Pathyris (84-87)
The archive of Tryphon, Oxyrhynchos (88-91)
The archive of Apollonios the strategos and Aline (92-99)
The archive of Kronion, farmer of Tebtynis, and his family (100-103)
The archive of Taesion/Taesis (104-105)
The archive of Gaius Julius Niger (106-107)
The archive of Satornila and her sons (108-110)
The archive of Paniskos and Ploutogenia, Philadelphia (111-115)
The archive of Flavius Dioskoros, Aphrodite (116-117)
Status and law
Introduction
The Egyptian background (118-121)
Greek and Egyptian in a colonial society (122-130)
Roman transformations (131-144)
Freedom and responsibility in developed Roman society (145-156)
Continuity and change in the Coptic texts (157-161)
Economic activities
Introduction
Women and agricultural land (162-181)
Women in the non-agricultural economy (182-217)
Being female
Introduction
Birth, infancy and childhood (218-235)
Education (236-246)
Marriage and married life (247-263)
Sickness, death and burial (264-279)
Weaklings or viragos? The ambiguities of womanhood (280-289)
List and concordance of texts
Bibliography
Index

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