Roman Wives, Roman Widows The Appearance of New Women and the Pauline Communities

ISBN-10: 0802849717
ISBN-13: 9780802849717
Edition: 2003
Authors: Bruce Winter
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Abbreviations
The Search for a Setting
The Connection between Roman Law and Roman Society
The Neglected First-Century Women
Defining 'Appearance', 'New' and 'Roman'
Perceptions of First-Century Women
Proletarian or Socially Diverse Christian Women
Enslaved v. Emancipated Women?
The Structure of This Book
The Appearance of New Wives
Roman Women
Wives and the Legal Power of Husbands
Wives and the Portrayal of Affectionate Husbands
Wives and Unfaithful Husbands
'New' Roman Women
Change
Contemporary Writers
The Promotion of Promiscuity by Poets
Catullus (c. 84-54 B.C.)
Propertius (c. 48-16 B.C.)
Ovid (43 B.C.-A.D. 17)
Playwrights and New Roman Comedy
Roman Social Values in the East
Roman Culture
Roman Women
Conclusions
New Wives and New Legislation
Augustus' Marriage Legislation of 17 B.C.
Reactions to Augustus' Legislation
Women's Defiance
Equestrians' Revolt
Horace on the lex Julia
Legal Inequality
Julia and lex Julia
The Subsequent Response of Augustus
Amendments to the Legislation in A.D. 9
Conclusions
New Wives and Philosophical Responses
Cardinal Virtues and New Roman Wives
Women Studying Philosophy
Self-Control
Justice
Courage
'Headstrong and Arrogant' Women
Educating Daughters
Single and Married Men and Sexual Indulgence
Pythagorean Woman to Woman
Conclusion
The Appearance of Unveiled Wives in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
The Significance of the Veil in Marriage
The Significance of the Removal of the Veil in Public
Modest and Immodest Appearances in Roman Law
Official Policing of Dress Codes on Religious Occasions
What Was 'Proper' in Roman Corinth?
Appearing to Be Contentious
Deciphering the Married Woman's Appearance, 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Dress Codes in 1 Timothy 2:9-11
Respectable Apparel
Modesty and Self-Control (2:9a, 15)
Adornment
Hairstyles
Gold
Pearls
Godliness and Good Works
Abortion or Child-Bearing? (2:15a)
Avoiding Childbearing
Submissiveness and Learning, Teaching and Dominating (2:11-12)
Submissiveness or Teaching
Speaking and Teaching
To Have Authority or Dominate?
Conclusions
The Appearance of Young Widows, 1 Timothy 5:11-15
The Widows and the Christian Community
Inappropriate Behaviour by Young Widows
To Marry and Have Children
The Appearance of Young Wives, Titus 2:3-5
The Legal Privileges of Cretan Women
Ancient Rights
The Coming of Roman Culture
Cultural Conditioning and Cretan Christianity
Instructors v. Elders
Cretans and Cretanizing
Drunkenness among Older Married Women
Recalling Young Married Women to Their Responsibilities
'Wakeup Calls'
Lovers of Husbands and Children
Household Management
Debauchery among Older Children
The Behaviour of Husbands
Traditional and Christian Values
Conclusions
The Appearance of Women in the Public Sphere
Women in Commerce
Women in the Courts
Women in Politics
Election Propaganda in Pompeii
The Roman Forum and Italy
Woman Civic Patrons, Magistrates, and Gymnasiarch in the East
Junia Theodora, the Federal Patron in Corinth
Junia Theodora's Benefactions
Junia Theodora's Official Honours
The Stated Purposes for Honouring Junia Theodora
Junia Theodora and the Request of the Lycian Federation
The Limits of Participation
Women in politeia and Women in the Church
Junia Theodora and Phoebe, Patron and Deacon
Junia Theodora and Junia
Conclusions
Women in Civic Affairs
Iunia Theodora
A Decree of the Federal Assembly of the Lycian Cities
A Letter from the Lycian City of Myra to Corinth
A Letter from the Lycian City of Patara
A Letter of the Federal Assembly to Corinth Introducing a Second Decree in Favour of Iunia Theodora
A Decree of the Lycian City of Telmessos
Claudia Metrodora from Chios
Claudia Metrodora as Magistrate (stephanephoros)
Claudia Metrodora and Her Many Other Public Offices
Claudia Metrodora from Ephesos
Bibliography
Index of Subjects
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Sources

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