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Daughters of Gaia: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World

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November 2006

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Explores women's lives in four ancient civilisations of the Mediterranean: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. Beginning with the images of goddesses and women's roles in the religious sphere, this book details the foundations of women's activities in all other social realms, giving a deeper understanding of the lives of women in each.

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BELLA VIVANTE received her Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University. Her research examines women's roles in ancient Greek drama, poetry, religion, and society. She has written extensively on women in the ancient world.

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"American scholar of classics Vivante explores the divine figures and the actual women who embodied the various transmutations of the concepts of femaleness in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome across four millennia. She considers such aspects as women's rituals, health and medicine, the economic bases of women's lives, women who ruled, war, and women's philosophical writings and poetry." - Reference & Research Book News
EAN: 9780275982492
ISBN: 0275982491
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRAEGER FREDERICK A
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: 230 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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