Women in Ancient Greece
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Description: To read the history of ancient Greece as it has been written for centuries is to enter a thoroughly male world. This book, a comprehensive history of women in the Archaic and Classical Ages, completes our picture of ancient Greek society. Largely excluded from any public role, the women of ancient Greece nonetheless appear in various guises in the art and writing of the period, and in legal documents. These representations, in Sue Blundell's analysis, reveal a great deal about women's day-to-day experience as well as their legal and economic position--and how they were regarded by men. Here are women as portrayed in Homer, in Greek lyric poetry, and by the playwrights; the female nature as depicted in medical writings and by Aristotle; representations of women in sculpture and vase paintings. This is evidence filtered through a male view: Sappho is the only female writer of antiquity much of whose work survives. Yet these sources and others such as regulations and law court speeches reveal a great deal about women's lives and about their status as defined by law and by custom. By examining the roles that men assigned to women, the ideals they constructed for them, and the anxieties they expressed about them, Blundell sheds light on the cultural dynamics of a male-dominated society. Lively and richly illustrated, her work offers a fresh look at women in the ancient world.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/5/1995
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Women in Myth|
|Myth: an introduction|
|The Olympian goddesses: virgins and mothers|
|Women in the poems of Home|
|The Archaic Age, 750-500 BC|
|Women in an age of transition|
|Women and the poets|
|Women as poets: Sappho|
|Women in stone|
|The Classical Age, 500-336 BC|
|Women in Athenian law and society|
|The lives of women in Classical Athens|
|Sparta and Gortyn|
|Women and religion|
|Ideas About Women in the Classical Age|
|Women in drama|
|Women and the philosophers|
|Women in Classical sculpture|
|The Hellenistic Age|
|ILLUSTRATIONS Plates 1-26 Plates 27-45|