Women in the Athenian Agora

Women in the Athenian Agora

Paperback Agora Picture Books

By (author) Susan I. Rotroff, By (author) Robert D. Lamberton


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  • Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm x 10mm | 150g
  • Publication date: 12 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Princeton
  • ISBN 10: 0876616449
  • ISBN 13: 9780876616444
  • Edition statement: Volume XXVI ed.
  • Illustrations note: 75 col & b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 823,475

Product description

Using evidence from the Athenian Agora the authors show how objects discovered during excavations provide a vivid picture of women's lives. The book is structured according to the social roles women played - as owners of property, companions (in and outside of marriage), participants in ritual, craftspeople, producers, and consumers. A final section moves from the ancient world to the modern, discussing the role of women as archaeologists in the early years of the Agora excavations.

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Author information

Susan I. Rotroff and Robert D. Lamberton are Professors of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis.

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...[this book] is to be recommended for students and general readers, and if it is typical of the quality of the whole series, here is a rich source of information for the general reader on a variety of topics surrounding domestic aspects of the Athenian Agora excavations. -- Carolyn Osiek Bryn Mawr Classical Review December 2006 an excellent introduction to the topic of women in ancient Athens,' -- Janet Watson JACT 2007