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Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt

Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt
A Sourcebook

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Roger Bagnall, Willy Clarysse, D. W. Hobson, Peter Van Minnen, T. G. Wilfong, Alan Bowman, Ann Ellis Hanson, James G. Keenan, Dominic Rathbone, Dorothy J. Thompson
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  • Date Published: November 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521588157

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  • This book makes available to students and other nonspecialists a varied collection of over three hundred translated texts and more than fifty illustrations relating to women's lives in Greek and Roman Egypt. These are accompanied by an introductory chapter and full explanatory notes. It makes accessible to all those interested in social history, and in particular the lives of women, an extraordinarily rich body of material from the ancient world.

    • Makes accessible to non-specialists a very immediate and appealing collection of often very personal material
    • Will appeal to social historians
    • All of the international collection of authors are leading names in the field of Egyptian history and papyrology
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ' … a tremendously welcome book for scholars and students of women in the ancient Mediterranean world, ancient history, social and cultural studies, Egypt.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

    'This is a book of excellent quality and scope, and I shall be using it with my students.' Paul McKechnie, Prudentia

    'It is, in short, a work of the highest quality, devised and executed with exceptional care. Its usefulness will stretch beyond courses solely about women: much of the material has wider application, as the title announces.' B. C. McGing, The Classical Review

    '… bridges the linguistic differences between the disciplines of Egyptology and papyrology and makes the rich textual sources for Greek and Roman Egypt available to a wider audience of scholars and students alike … valuable … a concise, helpful overview of technicalities … Rowlandson and her collaborators are to be commended for this sound and readable volume, which will repay the reader who consults it for specific material, reads it straight through, or dips into it at will for a taste of Greek and Roman Egypt.' Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521588157
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 68 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Royalty and religion
    3. Family matters
    4. Status and law
    5. Economic activities
    6. Being female.

  • Editor

    Jane Rowlandson, King's College London


    Roger Bagnall, Willy Clarysse, D. W. Hobson, Peter Van Minnen, T. G. Wilfong, Alan Bowman, Ann Ellis Hanson, James G. Keenan, Dominic Rathbone, Dorothy J. Thompson

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