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The Resource Women in ancient Greece : seclusion, exclusion, or illusion?, Paul Chrystal

Women in ancient Greece : seclusion, exclusion, or illusion?, Paul Chrystal

Label
Women in ancient Greece : seclusion, exclusion, or illusion?
Title
Women in ancient Greece
Title remainder
seclusion, exclusion, or illusion?
Statement of responsibility
Paul Chrystal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Women in Ancient Greece is a much-needed analysis of how women behaved in Greek society, how they were regarded, and the restrictions imposed on their actions. Given that ancient Greece was very much a man's world, most books on ancient Greek society tend to focus on men; this book redresses the imbalance by shining the spotlight on that neglected other half. Women had significant roles to play in Greek society and culture - this book illuminates those roles. Women in Ancient Greece asks the controversial question: how far is the assumption that women were secluded and excluded just an illusion? It answers it by exploring the treatment of women in Greek myth and epic; their treatment by playwrights, poets and philosophers; and the actions of liberated women in Minoan Crete, Sparta and the Hellenistic era when some elite women were politically prominent. It covers women in Athens, Sparta and in other city states; describes women writers, philosophers, artists and scientists; it explores love, marriage and adultery, the virtuous and the meretricious; and the roles women played in death and religion. Crucially, the book is people-based, drawing much of its evidence and many of its conclusions from lives lived by historical Greek women."
Assigning source
-- publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Chrystal, Paul
Dewey number
305.40938
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1134
LC item number
.C479 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Women
  • Women
  • Greece
Label
Women in ancient Greece : seclusion, exclusion, or illusion?, Paul Chrystal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spartan women
  • Dressing down and making up
  • Educated women: poets, philosophers, painters, physicists, and prostitutes
  • Women in the visual arts
  • Women in religion and in philosophy
  • Death and the woman
  • Woman as witch
  • The 'incomplete' womean's medicine and female sexuality
  • Goddesses and mythical women
  • Epic, tragic, and comedic women
  • Misogyny and invective
  • Women and the (re- ) writing of history
  • Women in the family
  • Love and marriage, dowries and divorce
  • Seclusion and exclusion: how much of an illusion?
  • Women and world of work
Control code
946007409
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781555620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946007409
Label
Women in ancient Greece : seclusion, exclusion, or illusion?, Paul Chrystal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spartan women
  • Dressing down and making up
  • Educated women: poets, philosophers, painters, physicists, and prostitutes
  • Women in the visual arts
  • Women in religion and in philosophy
  • Death and the woman
  • Woman as witch
  • The 'incomplete' womean's medicine and female sexuality
  • Goddesses and mythical women
  • Epic, tragic, and comedic women
  • Misogyny and invective
  • Women and the (re- ) writing of history
  • Women in the family
  • Love and marriage, dowries and divorce
  • Seclusion and exclusion: how much of an illusion?
  • Women and world of work
Control code
946007409
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781555620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946007409

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