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Author LinkMacLachlan, Bonnie.
Title LinkWomen in ancient Rome : a sourcebook / Bonnie MacLachlan.
Imprint London : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Description ix, 222 pages ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Bloomsbury sources in ancient history )
Series ( Bloomsbury sources in ancient history.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Contents: Rome’s Beginnings. Women and the legendary past -- Women and the early kings -- The Tarquins -- Etruscan women. -- The Early and Middle Republic. The early laws and women: the Twelve Tables -- Courageous women of the Early Republic -- Women and religious life -- Gender tensions -- The Punic Wars -- Women and property -- Women of the upper and lower classes -- Women in Roman comedy. -- The Late Republic. Women and powerful men -- Some remarkable Roman women of the Late Republic -- Weddings -- Women in the inscriptional record -- Agricultural workers. -- The Julio-Claudian Period. Augustan marriage legislation -- Women of the imperial households -- The Latin elegiac poets -- Women in the inscriptional record -- The housekeeper of the villa -- Religion and magic. -- The Later Empire. Women of the imperial households -- Women throughout the empire -- Wealthy women -- Lower-class women -- The female body -- Adultery and prostitution -- Religion.
Summary "This sourcebook includes a selection of Roman original sources in translation ranging from the Etruscan period through Republican and Imperial Rome to the late Empire and the coming of Christianity. From Roman goddesses to mortal women, imperial women to slaves and prostitutes, the volume brings new perspectives to the study of Roman women’s lives. Literary sources comprise works by Livy, Catullus, Ovid, Juvenal and many others." -- Publisher’s description.
Subject LinkWomen -- Rome -- Social conditions.
LinkWomen -- Rome -- Social conditions -- Sources.
LinkRome -- Civilization.

System Number 000681833
ISBN Link9781441164216 (pbk.)
Link1441164219 (pbk.)

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