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Spartan Women

Author : Sarah B. Pomeroy
ISBN : 0195130677
Genre : History
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The author examines Spartan women from all social classes covering over a thousand years, by analyzing ancient texts and archeological evidence to construct the world of these females. Proceeding through the archaic, classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods discussions of education, family life, reproduction, religion and athletics are included.
Category: History

Unveiling Spartan Women

Author : Ellen Millender
ISBN : 1905125496
Genre : History
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Ancient Sparta is best known today for its military orientation, the rigorous training of its youth to serve in Greece's most truly "professional" army, and the suppression of its neighbours that made its focus on war both possible and necessary. Among ancient authors, however, Sparta's women proved equally fascinating and were believed to possess far greater sexual, economic, and political power than their counterparts in the rest of ancient Greece. The image of the liberated or licentious Spartan woman has continued to intrigue modern scholars, who have hoped to find in Sparta the exception to the general rule of Greek patriarchy and misogyny. This volume seeks to demystify the Spartan female experience and to assess the reality behind the mirage of the empowered Spartan female. It analyzes both the ancient sources on Spartan women and the modern scholarly use of such sources. It examines the roles that women played in particular areas of Spartan society: religious activity, the economy, politics, and warfare.
Category: History

Women In Ancient Greece

Author : Sue Blundell
ISBN : 0674954734
Genre : History
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Largely excluded from any public role, the women of ancient Greece nonetheless appear in various guises in the art and writing of the period, and in legal documents. These representations, in Sue Blundell's analysis, reveal a great deal about women's day-to-day experience as well as their legal and economic position - and how they were regarded by men.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Women In The Ancient World

Author : Joyce E. Salisbury
ISBN : 9781576070925
Genre : History
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An extensive and fascinating collection of stories featuring both famous and everyday women, giving a well-rounded view of the lives of women in the ancient world. * Entries including women from myth, religion, and legend including Eve, Aphrodite, the earth goddess Gaea, Helen of Troy, and Isis * Entries arranged by categories such as Greece, Rome, Christian, and Northern Europe for ease of research * Many rare and revealing images including a procession of virgin martyrs, ca. A.D. 560 * Photographs of ancient sculptures including a Minoan snake goddess, ca. 1600 B.C.; numerous maps of ancient Greece and Mesopotamia; and a depiction of the Hellenistic monarchies * Genealogical charts of the Herodian family, the family of Augustus, and the Julio-Claudian house
Category: History

Spartan Reflections

Author : Paul Cartledge
ISBN : 0520231244
Genre : History
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"Published by arrangement with Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd."--T.p. verso.
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Xenophon And His World

Author : Vincent Azoulay
ISBN : 3515083928
Genre : Literary Criticism
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These twenty-four papers originated at a conference held in 1999 which was dedicated to Xenophon's writings and to the many areas of Greek life for which he is a major source. The contributions, which also reflect the problems of recreating a life that we have so few facts for, are divided into seven sections which discuss: Xenophon's life; Xenophon and Socrates; Xenophon and the barbarian world; Sparta; religion and politics; Anabasis ; Hellenica . These wide-ranging papers are specialised, often based on a close reading on Xenophon's texts, and not all of the Greek is translated. Eighteen papers, plus the introduction, are in English; the remaining papers are in Italian or German.
Category: Literary Criticism

Woman S Power Man S Game

Author : Joy K. King
ISBN : 0865162581
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Woman's Power, Man's Game is a revealing and thoughtful analysis of women in antiquity, as portrayed in classical literature. The book features essays by 12 classicists who provide provocative examinations of significant aspects of female situations in antiquity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Eros And Greek Athletics

Author : Thomas F. Scanlon
ISBN : 0195348761
Genre : History
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Ancient Greek athletics offer us a clear window on many important aspects of ancient culture, some of which have distinct parallels with modern sports and their place in our society. Ancient athletics were closely connected with religion, the formation of young men and women in their gender roles, and the construction of sexuality. Eros was, from one perspective, a major god of the gymnasium where homoerotic liaisons reinforced the traditional hierarchies of Greek culture. But Eros in the athletic sphere was also a symbol of life-affirming friendship and even of political freedom in the face of tyranny. Greek athletic culture was not so much a field of dreams as a field of desire, where fervent competition for honor was balanced by cooperation for common social goals. Eros and Greek Athletics is the first in-depth study of Greek body culture as manifest in its athletics, sexuality, and gender formation. In this comprehensive overview, Thomas F. Scanlon explores when and how athletics was linked with religion, upbringing, gender, sexuality, and social values in an evolution from Homer until the Roman period. Scanlon shows that males and females made different uses of the same contests, that pederasty and athletic nudity were fostered by an athletic revolution beginning in the late seventh century B.C., and that public athletic festivals may be seen as quasi-dramatic performances of the human tension between desire and death. Accessibly written and full of insights that will challenge long-held assumptions about ancient sport, Eros and Greek Athletics will appeal to readers interested in ancient and modern sports, religion, sexuality, and gender studies.
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A Companion To Women In The Ancient World

Author : Sharon L. James
ISBN : 9781444355000
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity
Category: Literary Criticism

Amazons Of Black Sparta

Author : Stanley B. Alpern
ISBN : 9780814707722
Genre : History
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The only thoroughly documented Amazons in world history are the women warriors of Dahomey, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Western African kingdom. Once dubbed a 'small black Sparta,' residents of Dahomey shared with the Spartans an intense militarism and sense of collectivism. Updated with a new preface by the author, Amazons of Black Sparta is the product of meticulous archival research and Alpern's gift for narrative. It will stand as the most comprehensive and accessible account of the woman warriors of Dahomey.
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