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Women in Antiquity

Real women across the Ancient World

Edited by: Stephanie Lynn Budin , Jean MacIntosh Turfa

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138808362
eBook ISBN: 9781315621425
Adobe ISBN: 9781317219910

10.4324/9781315621425
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Book description

This volume gathers brand new essays from some of the most respected scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and physical anthropology to create an engaging overview of the lives of women in antiquity. The book is divided into ten sections, nine focusing on a particular area, and also includes almost 200 images, maps, and charts. The sections cover Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Cyprus, the Levant, the Aegean, Italy, and Western Europe, and include many lesser-known cultures such as the Celts, Iberia, Carthage, the Black Sea region, and Scandinavia. Women's experiences are explored, from ordinary daily life to religious ritual and practice, to motherhood, childbirth, sex, and building a career. Forensic evidence is also treated for the actual bodies of ancient women.

Women in Antiquity is edited by two experts in the field, and is an invaluable resource to students of the ancient world, gender studies, and women's roles throughout history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  General Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Female sexuality in Mesopotamia Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Being mothers or acting (like) mothers? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Images of queens, high priestesses, and other elite women in THIRD-millennium Mesopotamia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Women’s power and work in Ancient Urkesh Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Mesopotamian women’s cultic roles in late 3rd–early 2nd millennia bce  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Women, gender and law at the dawn of history Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Businesswomen and their seals in Early Mesopotamia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The female tavern-keeper in Mesopotamia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Neo-Assyrian elite women Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Patterns of violence against women in the Iron Age town of Hasanlu, Solduz Valley, Iran Download PDF
Chapter  12:  No reason to hide Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Understanding the lives of Ancient Egyptian women Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Women’s role in sexual intercourse in Ancient Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Motherhood in Pharaonic Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Women’s participation in the Religious hierarchy of Ancient Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Living and working in a New Kingdom ‘harem town’ Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Women at Deir el-Medîna Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Women in Amarna Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The role of Egypt’s dynastic queens Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Women in Ancient Nubia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Role and status of women in Hittite society Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Birth and Motherhood Among The Hittites Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Women in Hittite religion Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Real Bones, Real Women, Real Lives Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Maternity in Ancient Cyprus Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Women at home and in the community in prehistoric Bronze Age Cyprus Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The social and Economic Roles Played by the Women of Alashiya Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Women and the Art of Ancient Cyprus Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Women in the cities of Cyprus Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Functions and personalities of “Syrian” priestesses in the Bronze Age Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Women’s Daily lives in Late Bronze Age Ugarit (2nd millennium bce) Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Women’s daily life in Bronze Age Canaan Download PDF
Chapter  34:  “Will womankind now be hunting?” Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Women’s Daily Life (Iron Age Israel)  Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Women in Philistia Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Women’s religious life (Iron Age Israel)  Download PDF
Chapter  38:  “Until I Come and Take You Away To A Land Like Your Own” Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Women’s Ritual Practice In The Western Phoenician and Punic World Download PDF
Chapter  40:  From the Caves of the Winds to Mycenae rich in gold Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Minoan women Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Maternity in the Bronze Age Aegean Download PDF
Chapter  43:  I-je-re-ja, ka-ra-wi-po-ro, and Others . . . Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Women in the Mycenaean economy Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Beyond Penelope Download PDF
Chapter  46:  The Bioarchaeology of women in Greek antiquity Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Women in Early Iron Age and Archaic Greece Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Mothering in Ancient Athens Download PDF
Chapter  49:  ‘Chrysis the Hiereia having placed a lighted torch near the garlands then fell asleep’ (Thucydides Iv.133.2) Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Prostitutes, women, and gender in Ancient Greece Download PDF
Chapter  51:  The Athenian businesswoman Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Hellenistic Women and The Law Download PDF
Chapter  53:  The Nuragic women Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Motherhood in Etruria Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Health and medicine for Etruscan women Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Etruscan marriage Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Women of The Princely Families in Etruria Download PDF
Chapter  59:  To give and to receive Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Women and textile production in pre-Roman Italy Download PDF
Chapter  61:  The Ager Faliscus and its women Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Daunian women Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Female slaves and slave-owners in ancient Etruria Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Roman motherhood Download PDF
Chapter  65:  Women’s daily life in the Roman west Download PDF
Chapter  66:  Strained relations, gender differences, and domestic ideals Download PDF
Chapter  67:  Roman women in the urban economy Download PDF
Chapter  68:  A demanding supply Download PDF
Chapter  69:  Identities and social Roles of women in military settlements in the Roman west Download PDF
Chapter  70:  Female gladiators in the Roman Empire Download PDF
Chapter  71:  Warrior women Download PDF
Chapter  72:  Women in Iberian culture Download PDF
Chapter  73:  Viragos and virgins Download PDF
Chapter  74:  Women in the Roman Iron Age (ad 0–400) in Scandinavia Download PDF
Chapter  75:  Continuities in rape and tyranny in martial societies from antiquity onward Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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