- 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: 814,300
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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Susan I. Rotroff and Robert D. Lamberton are Professors of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis.
...[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