Roman Women (Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization)

Roman Women (Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization)

By: Eve D'Ambra (author)Hardback

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Description

This book examines the daily lives of Roman women by focusing on the mundane and less celebrated aspects of daily life - family and household, work and leisure, worship and social obligations - of women of different social ranks. Using a variety of sources, including literary texts, letters, inscriptions, coins, tableware, furniture, and the fine arts, from the late Republic to the high Imperial period, Eve D'Ambra shows how these sources serve as objects of social analysis, rather than simply as documents that recreate how life was lived. She also demonstrates how texts and material objects take part in shaping realities and what they can tell us about the texture of lives and social attitudes, if not emotions of women in Roman antiquity.

About Author

Eve D'Ambra is chair and professor of art at Vassar College. She is the author of Roman Art (Cambridge, 1998).

Contents

1. Gender and status; 2. Marriage and family; 3. Women's work; 4. Public life; Glossary; Roman authors; Selected bibliography.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521818391
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 238
  • ID: 9780521818391
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0521818397

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