Women in Athenian Law and Life (Paperback)
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Short Description for Women in Athenian Law and Life This study describes the ancient Athenians' conception of women during the Classical period, and shows the connections between women's place as defined by law and the gender ideology of masculinity and femininity.
- Published: 01 May 1991
- Format: Paperback 328 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415058414 ISBN 10: 0415058414
- Sales rank: 770,170
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This book provides a comprehensive account of the Athenians' conception of women during the classical period of the fifth and fourth centuries BC. Though nothing remains that represents the authentic voice of the women themselves, there is a wealth of evidence showing how men sought to define women. By working through a range of material, from the provisions of Athenian law through to the representations of tragedy and comedy, the author builds up, in the manner of an anthropological ethnography, a coherent and integrated picture of the Athenians' notion of 'woman'.