Women in the Athenian Agora [Paperback]

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

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


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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