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    DescriptionHere Sian Lewis considers the full range of female existence in classical Greece - childhood and old age, unfree and foreign status, and the ageless woman characteristic of Athenian red-figure painting. Ceramics are an unparalleled resource for women's lives in ancient Greece, since they show a huge number of female types and activities. Yet it can be difficult to interpret the meanings of these images, especially when they seem to conflict with literary sources. This much-needed study shows that it is vital to see the vases as archaeology as well as art, since context is the key to understanding which images can stand as evidence for the real lives of women, and which should be reassessed.

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    The Athenian Woman
    An Iconographic Handbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sian Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415232357
    ISBN 10: 041523235X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AGH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    Ingram Subject Code: GS
    Libri: I-GS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, SOC028000
    BIC subject category V2: AFPC, 3D, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 305.4/09495, 305.409495
    DC21: 305.40938
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    LC classification: HQ1134.L49
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    LC classification: HQ1134 .L49 2002
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, NHTB, NKD, AFP, AGH
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    52 line drawings, 101 b&w photographs
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 December 2002
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    Review quote
    '[The book encourages] us to think carefully about provenance in our interpretation of the vases and to use caution in our categorization of themes and images ... L[ewis] has done a tremendous service by calling attention to this lacuna in the scholarship.' - BMCR 'This is essential reading for anyone remotely interested in Greek social history, art and archaeology, or gender studies ... I shall certainly be putting it on a number of undergraduate reading lists.' - JACT Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. Becoming visible 2. Domestic labour 3. Working women 4. The women's Room 5. Women and Men Conclusion