Women and the Roman City in the Latin West (Mnemosyne Supplements; History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity 360)

Women and the Roman City in the Latin West (Mnemosyne Supplements; History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity 360)

By: Emily A. Hemelrijk (editor), Greg Woolf (editor)Paperback

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Roman Cities, as conventionally studied, seem to be dominated by men. Yet as the contributions to this volume-which deals with the Roman cities of Italy and the western provinces in the late Republic and early Empire-show, women occupied a wide range of civic roles. Women had key roles to play in urban economies, and a few were prominent public figures, celebrated for their generosity and for their priestly eminence, and commemorated with public statues and grand inscriptions. Drawing on archaeology and epigraphy, on law and art as well as on ancient texts, this multidisciplinary study offers a new and more nuanced view of the gendering of civic life. It asks how far the experience of women of the smaller Italian and provincial cities resembled that of women in the capital, how women were represented in sculptural art as well as in inscriptions, and what kinds of power or influence they exercised in the societies of the Latin West.

About Author

Emily Hemelrijk is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on Roman women and includes Matrona docta. Educated women in the Roman elite from Cornelia to Julia Domna (London/New York, 1999/2004). She is co-editor (with L. de Ligt and H.S. Singor) of Roman Rule and Civic Life: Local and Regional Perspectives (Amsterdam, 2004) and is currently preparing a book on Hidden Lives - Public Personae. Women and Civic Life in Italy and the Latin West. Greg Woolf is Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. His books include Becoming Roman (Cambridge, 1998), Et tu Brute? (London 2007), Tales of the Barbarians (Malden MA, 2011) and Rome. An Empire's Story (New York and Oxford 2012). He is currently working on a history of diasporas and on the origins of religious pluralism. Contributors: Francesca Cenerini, Alison Cooley, Glenys Davies, Sheila Dillon, Werner Eck, Rebecca Flemming, Lien Foubert, Coen van Galen, Elizabeth M. Greene, Miriam J. Groen-Vallinga, Mary Harlow, Emily Hemelrijk, Claire Holleran, John North, James Rives, Ursula Rothe, Wolfgang Spickermann, Christian Witschel, Greg Woolf.


List of illustrations Abbreviations List of Contributors 1. Introduction Emily Hemelrijk and Greg Woolf Part I: Civic Roles 2. The Role of Women as Municipal Matres Francesca Cenerini 3. Women beyond Rome: Trend-setters or Dedicated Followers of Fashion? Alison Cooley 4. Frauen als Teil der kaiserzeitlichen Gesellschaft: ihr Reflex in Inschriften Roms und der italischen Stadte Werner Eck 5. Female Munificence in the Cities of the Latin West Emily Hemelrijk 6. The Public Presence of Women in the Cities of Roman North Africa. Two Case Studies: Thamugadi and Cuicul Christian Witschel Part II: Participation in Cult 7. Gender and Cult in the Roman West: Mithras, Isis, Attis John North 8. Women and Animal Sacrifice in Public Life James Rives 9. Women and the Cult of Magna Mater in the Western Provinces Wolfgang Spickermann Part III: Public Representation 10. Honorific vs. Funerary Statues of Women. Essentially the Same or Fundamentally Different? Glenys Davies 11. Portraits Statues of Women on the Island of Delos. Sheila Dillon 12. Dressed Women on the Streets of the Ancient City: What to Wear? Mary Harlow 13. Whose Fashion? Men, Women and Roman Culture as Reflected in Dress in the Cities of the Roman North-West Ursula Rothe Part IV: Economics 14. Gendering Medical Provisions in the Cities of the Roman West Rebecca Flemming 15. Desperate Housewives? The Adaptive Family Economy and Female Participation in the Roman Urban Labour Market Miriam J. Groen-Vallinga 16. Women and Retail in Roman Italy Claire Holleran 17. Grain Distribution and Gender in the City of Rome Coen van Galen Part V: Mobility 18. Female Mobility in the Roman West Greg Woolf 19. Female Networks in Military Communities of the Roman West: A View from the Vindolanda Tablets Elizabeth Greene 20. Female Travelers in Roman Britain: Vibia Pacata and Julia Lucilla Lien Foubert

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  • ISBN13: 9789004255944
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9789004255944
  • weight: 785
  • ISBN10: 900425594X

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