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Women’s Life in Greece and Rome

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This book is a virtual encyclopedia of women in Greece and Rome written from their perspective and what was written about them. It also includes legal documents from the time which described marriage, dowries, and a variety of rules of conduct. It is thoroughly indexed with some notable omissions. Women of all social classes are represented. The problem with the book is that it is dense reading because of the font and page size. It does have some beautiful illustrations which are spaced throughout the book just right. This is the fourth edition of this book. I found the table of contents confusing and could not locate correct pages from it.

Women’s Life in Greece and Rome is a valuable reference and source book for any serious student of this period. In many ways it feels very modern, particularly a lengthy discourse in how to make women more like men. Scholars interested in the public and private lives of women will find this of interest since it follows women through marriage, childbirth, privileges and duties, and burial rites and epitaphs.

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Author:
Mary R. Lefkowitz
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
457 pages
Publisher:
John Hopkins University Press
Publish Date:
23-Jun-2016
ISBN:
9781421421131
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Issue:
September 2016
Category:
Reference
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Book Author

Mary R. Lefkowitz

ASIN

1421421135

ISBN

9781421421131

Star Count

5

Page Count

457 pages

Issue

September 2016

Publication Date

23-Jun-2016

Format

Trade

Publisher

John Hopkins University Press

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