Women in the Athenian Agora [Paperback]

Susan I. Rotroff (Author); Robert D. Lamberton (Author)

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ISBN: 9780876616444 | Published by: American School of Classical Studies at Athens | Series: Agora Picture Book | Volume: 26 | Year of Publication: 2006 | Language: English 56p, H8.5 x W5.5, 71 col & b/w illus
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Women in the Athenian Agora

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Using evidence from the Athenian Agora, the authors show how objects discovered during excavations provide a vivid picture of women’s lives. The book is structured according to the social roles women played; as owners of property, companions (in and outside of marriage), participants in ritual, craftspeople, producers, and consumers. A final section moves from the ancient world to the modern, discussing the role of women as archaeologists in the early years of the Agora excavations.

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"...[this book] is to be recommended for students and general readers, and if it is typical of the quality of the whole series, here is a rich source of information for the general reader on a variety of topics surrounding domestic aspects of the Athenian Agora excavations. "
Carolyn Osiek
Bryn Mawr Classical Review (December 2006)

"an excellent introduction to the topic of women in ancient Athens,'"
Janet Watson
JACT (2007)

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