Women in the Athenian Agora

Women in the Athenian Agora

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

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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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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 10mm | 149.69g
  • 12 Dec 2006
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Princeton
  • English
  • Volume XXVI ed.
  • 75 col & b/w illus
  • 0876616449
  • 9780876616444
  • 832,650

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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

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