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Daughters of Gaia: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World

By Vivante, Bella

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007. The experiences of women in ancient cultures were certainly very difficult from those of most women today. Yet a tendency to focus too much on the restrictions early Western women faced has until now provided readers with an incomplete picture. In Daughters of Gaia, Bella Vivante explores womens lives in four ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. Looking at this era with a women-centered perspective, Vivante highlights womens agency and explains the social, political, and cultural factors that fostered female empowerment. Beginning with powerful images of goddesses and womens roles in the religious sphere, Vivante lays the foundation for womens activities in other social realms--Health, economica, governance, war, philosophy, and poetry. By examining the similarities and differences among the four Mediterranean civilizations, she offers a deeper understanding of the lives of women in each. Drawing on her extended contact with Native American peoples and her knowledge of Native concepts of womens identities, Vivante applies new models for viewing womens roles in the ancient world.232p.Illus. bibliography.indxx. 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$22.50

Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation

By Lefkowitz, Mary F & Fant, Maureen

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2005. " ... this highly acclaimed sourcebook examines the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds), to priestesses, poets, and intellectuals, to working women, such as musicians, wet nurses, and prostitutes, to homemakers. The editors have selected texts from hard-to-find sources, such as inscriptions, papyri, and medical treatises, many of which have not previously been translated into English. The res ulting compilation is both an invaluable aid to research and a clear guide through this complex subject.420p. illus bibliography. index. 3rd American Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

$30.00

Pandora's Daughters : The Role and Status of Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Ancient Society and History Ser.)

By Cantarella, Eva; Fant, Maureen B. (translator)

Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987. First published in Italian as "L'ambiguo malanno" by Editori Riuniti 1981. 228p. index. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/No DJ. Illus. by Trans Maureen B Fant.

$17.50

Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation
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Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation

By Lefkowitz, Mary R. & Fant, Maurine B.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. " ... this highly acclaimed sourcebook examines the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds), to priestesses, poets, and intellectuals, to working women, such as musicians, wet nurses, and prostitutes, to homemakers. The editors have selected texts from hard-to-find sources, such as inscriptions, papyri, and medical treatises, many of which have not previously been translated into English. The res ulting compilation is both an invaluable aid to research and a clear guide through this complex subject.387p. illus bibliography. index [a few underlinings]. 2nd Ed. Softcover. Good>Very Good.

$17.50

Sappho of Lesbos: Her Life and Times

By Weigall, Arthur

New York: Frederick A.Stokes, 1982. (Small stamp on title page states " Canadian Edition For Sale in Canada only") A solid, scholarly and interesting biography of this poetess, including "Every known fragment of Sappho's poetry is quoted in full ...(using) the Greek text as edited by J.M.Edmonds in his Lyra Greca" . The notion that there were two Sapphos-one the poet and the other the courtesan-is discussed and dismissed. 328p. plates, maps,index.. 1st Can Ed. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.

$17.50

Thebes in the Fifth Century - Heracles Resurgent

By Demand, Nancy H.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982. "The author examines the military and political history of Thebes, and also investigates a number ofd other aspects of life in the city: its physical layout, cults, poetry and music, arts and crafts, philosophy, the interpretation of the proper role of women... with a chapter on Pythagoreanism... and an investigation, extending thoughout the book, of the role of women in Theban society" 196p. plates ( B & W) bibliography. index. 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$35.00

Women in the Athenian Agora
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Women in the Athenian Agora

By Rotroff, Susan I. & Lamberton, Robert D.

Athens: American School of Classical Studies, 2006. Evidence from the excavations in thre Athenian Agora of the life of women in classical Greece. In addition details of the women who helped in the excavations of the American School. 56p. Illus (some col) . First Thus. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$7.00

Women's Life in Greece and Rome

By Lefkowitz, Mary F & Fant, Maureen

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1990. Collection of translated documents illustrating the life of women in classical times. " ... this highly acclaimed sourcebook examines the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds), to priestesses, poets, and intellectuals, to working women, such as musicians, wet nurses, and prostitutes, to homemakers. The editors have selected texts from hard-to-find sources, such as inscriptions, papyri, and medical treatises, many of which have not previously been translated into English. The res ulting compilation is both an invaluable aid to research and a clear guide through this complex subject294p. bibliography index (book sale stamp on title page). Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

Women's Work : The First 20,000 Years - Women, Cloth and Society in Early Times

By Barber,Elizabeth Wayland

New York: W.W.Norton, 1994. Fascinating account of the contibution of women to early cultures, with archaeological and anthropological evidence for their skills in weaving, spinning and the development of textiles.. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Ex-Library.

$30.00

Sappho of Lesbos: Her Life and Times

By Weigall, Arthur

London: Thornton Butterworth, 1937. A solid, scholarly and interesting biography of this poetess, including 'Every known fragment of Sappho's poetry is quoted in full ...(using) the Greek text as edited by J.M.Edmonds in his Lyra Greca" . The notion that there were two Sapphos-one the poet and the other the courtesan-is discussed and dismissed. 319p. plates, maps,index. Coloth binding faded in spine. Cloth. Very Good.

$17.50

Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Greek and Roman Women: Notable Women from Sappho to Helena
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Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Greek and Roman Women: Notable Women from Sappho to Helena

By Lightman, Marjorie; Lightman, Benjamin

New York: Checkmark Books, 2000. 298p. illus bibliography. index. First Edition. Soft Cover. New.

$21.00

Goddesses,Whores,Wives and Slaves : Women in Classical Antiquity

By Pomeroy, Sarah B

New York: Schocken Books, 1975. Wide ranging examinatiion of the evidence for the various roles and perceptions of women in Greek and Roman society. 265p. plates.bibliography.index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

Women's Life in Greece and Rome

By Lefkowitz, Mary F & Fant, Maureen

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1990. Collection of translated documents illustrating the life of women in classical times. "this highly acclaimed sourcebook examines the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds), to priestesses, poets, and intellectuals, to working women, such as musicians, wet nurses, and prostitutes, to homemakers. The editors have selected texts from hard-to-find sources, such as inscriptions, papyri, and medical treatises, many of which have not previously been translated into English. The resulting compilation is both an invaluable aid to research and a clear guide through this complex subject. . Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

Women in Antiquity

By Seltman,Charles

London: Pan., 1962. Vintage pbk.copy. Pbk. Good.

$6.00

Women in Antiquity

By Seltman,Charles

London: Pan., 1962. Vintage pbk.copy. Pbk. Good.

$6.00