Women of Ancient Greece

Women of Ancient Greece

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Pierre Brule's evocation of how women lived in ancient Greece describes every aspect of their lives, from the most public to the most intimate. He outlines their religious, familial and domestic duties, and their economic importance. He considers their social, moral, and legal status as wives, cohabitees, or slaves. He examines the sexual roles of women, what the status was of a woman's body, and how her own and others' attitudes towards it might vary according to her class. Professor Brule does all this in the context of the development and achievements of Greek civilization.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 41 b&w illustrations
  • 0748616446
  • 9780748616442

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"Both scholarily and thought-provoking in a volume accessible to a wide audience but still relevant to experts...This is an enjoyable book, written in a most accessible style, and well illustrated...Recommended." -- "Choice"
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