Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Reading Roman Women: Sources, Genres and Real Life [Paperback]

Our Price $ 40.35  
Item Number 150899  
Buy New $40.35

Item Specifications...

Pages   242
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.96" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   0.93 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2013
Publisher   Duckworth Publishers
ISBN  0715629816  
EAN  9780715629819  

Availability  51 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 05:45.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

Item Description...
Roman women were either luxurious sluts or domestic paragons - at least according to the elite men who wrote Roman history and poetry. These authors, preoccupied with masculine pursuits, introduced women into their works to make a moral point. Even Roman tombstones and the law showcase feminine virtues and reflect biases about "female nature." We also have our own prejudices about ancient Rome and Roman women. Derived from film, television and sensational novels, these prejudices affect the way we "read" the ancient material. So how do we retrieve the lives of "real women"? This book presents a range of examples to support the argument that our ideas of what we "know" about women's work, sexuality, commerce and political activity in the Roman world have been shaped by the format, or genre, of each ancient source. She suggests ways in which we can read the evidence (including what is left out) more critically. She considers legendary heroines like Verginia and Lucretia and what they tell us about Roman attitudes to rape and women's chastity; she looks sympathetically on notorious bad girls like Clodia and Messalina and tries to retrieve less spectacular women from the meagre non-literary sources. She introduces us to a huge cast of Roman women, not only the larger-than-life decadents of the Roman orgy, but the small traders of Ostia, the spinners, prostitutes and barmaids celebrated in Pompeian graffiti and the prosperous businesswomen and landowners of Rome and the Bay of Naples.

Buy Reading Roman Women: Sources, Genres and Real Life by Suzanne Dixon from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780715629819 & 0715629816

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Reading Roman Women: Sources, Genres and Real Life by Suzanne Dixon today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Suzanne Dixon

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Suzanne Dixon is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland, Australia. She has written a number of books and articles on Roman legal and social history.

Suzanne Dixon has an academic affiliation as follows - Harvard University, Massachusetts University of Queensland, Australia.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > Rome   [1058  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > History > Europe > General   [8439  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > History > Historical Study > Historiography   [604  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > History > World > General   [35342  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > History > World   [1586  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Movements & Periods   [318  similar products]
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > General   [17908  similar products]
8Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > Marriage & Family   [2316  similar products]
9Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Women's Studies > Feminist Theory   [1210  similar products]
10Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Women's Studies > History   [532  similar products]

Similar Products
Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook
Item: 3039456

Reviews - What do our customers think?

Be the first to write a review about Reading Roman Women: Sources, Genres and Real Life

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support