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Title Women and society in Greek and Roman Egypt : a sourcebook / edited by Jane Rowlandson with the collaboration of Roger Bagnall ... [and others].

Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.420932 WOME    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 406 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 382-397) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Royalty and religion. I. Ptolemaic Queens. II. Roman Imperial women. III. Goddesses. IV. Priestesses. V. Religion and the Individual. VI. Christianity -- 3. Family matters. I. Perspectives on the family. II. Archives. A. The archive of Zenon, Philadelphia. B. The Serapeum archive, Memphis. C. The archive of Dryton and Apollonia alias Senmonthis, Pathyris. D. The archive of Tryphon, Oxyrhynchos. E. The archive of Apollonios the strategos and Aline. F. The archive of Kronion, farmer of Tebtynis, and his family. G. The archive of Taesion/Taesis. H. The archive of Gaius Julius Niger. J. The archive of Satornila and her sons. K. The archive of Paniskos and Ploutogenia, Philadelphia. L. The archive of Flavius Dioskoros, Aphrodite -- 4. Status and law. I. The Egyptian background. II. Greek and Egyptian in a colonial society. III. Roman transformations. IV. Freedom and responsibility in developed Roman society. V. Continuity and change in the Coptic texts.
5. Economic activities. I. Women and agricultural land. II. Women in the non-agricultural economy -- 6. Being female. I. Birth, infancy and childhood. II. Education. III. Marriage and married life. IV. Sickness, death and burial. V. Weaklings or viragos? The ambiguities of womanhood.
Summary 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.
Other author Rowlandson, Jane.
Subject Women -- Egypt -- History.
Women -- Egypt -- History -- Sources.
Egypt -- History -- Greco-Roman period, 332 B.C.-640 A.D.
Egypt -- History -- Greco-Roman period, 332 B.C.-640 A.D. -- Sources.
Egypt -- Civilization -- 332 B.C.-638 A.D.
Variant Title Women & society in Greek & Roman Egypt.
ISBN 0521582121 (cased) £50.00
0521588154 (paperback) £16.95