Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

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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 houseSpartan Women The Greek city-state of Sparta (shown on Map 4) had a way of life strikingly different from that of the other classical Greek cities. When the ... The Spartan women have been both admired and vilified from the ancient times to the present. ... He said that for women to bear strong children, they should avoid the secluded life of most Greek women, who were to stay inside and weave wool.

Title:Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World
Author:Joyce E. Salisbury
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2001-01-01


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