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The Resource Arguments with silence : writing the history of Roman women, Amy Richlin

Arguments with silence : writing the history of Roman women, Amy Richlin

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Arguments with silence : writing the history of Roman women
Title
Arguments with silence
Title remainder
writing the history of Roman women
Statement of responsibility
Amy Richlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Women in ancient Rome challenge the historian. Widely represented in literature and art, they rarely speak for themselves. Amy Richlin, among the foremost pioneers in ancient studies, gives voice to these women through scholarship that scours sources from high art to gutter invective. In Arguments with Silence, Richlin presents a linked selection of her essays on Roman women{u2019}s history, originally published between 1981 and 2001 as the field of 2women in antiquity3 took shape, and here substantially rewritten and updated. The new introduction to the volume lays out the historical methodologies these essays developed, places this process in its own historical setting, and reviews work on Roman women since 2001, along with persistent silences. Individual chapter introductions locate each piece in the social context of Second Wave feminism in Classics and the academy, explaining why each mattered as an intervention then and still does now. Inhabiting these pages are the women whose lives were shaped by great art, dirty jokes, slavery, and the definition of adultery as a wife{u2019}s crime; Julia, Augustus{u2019} daughter, who died, as her daughter would, exiled to a desert island; women wearing makeup, safeguarding babies with amulets, practicing their religion at home and in public ceremonies; the satirist Sulpicia, flaunting her sexuality; and the praefica, leading the lament for the dead. Amy Richlin is one of a small handful of modern thinkers in a position to consider these questions, and this guided journey with her brings surprise, delight, and entertainment, as well as a fresh look at important questions. --Provided by publisher
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YDXCP
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1951-
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Richlin, Amy
Dewey number
305.4/0937
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1136
LC item number
.R53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Sex role in literature
Label
Arguments with silence : writing the history of Roman women, Amy Richlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-394) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In search of Roman women -- Approaches to the sources on adultery in Rome -- Invective against women in Roman satire -- Julie's jokes, Galla Placidia, and the Roman use of women as political icons -- Sulpicia the satirist -- Reading Ovid's rapes -- Making up a woman: the face of Roman gender -- Carrying water in a sieve: class and the body in Roman women's religion -- Pliny's brassiere -- Emotional work: lamenting the Roman dead -- The ethnographer's dilemma and the dream of a lost golden age
Control code
844308458
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 414 pages
Isbn
9780472119257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844308458
Label
Arguments with silence : writing the history of Roman women, Amy Richlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-394) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In search of Roman women -- Approaches to the sources on adultery in Rome -- Invective against women in Roman satire -- Julie's jokes, Galla Placidia, and the Roman use of women as political icons -- Sulpicia the satirist -- Reading Ovid's rapes -- Making up a woman: the face of Roman gender -- Carrying water in a sieve: class and the body in Roman women's religion -- Pliny's brassiere -- Emotional work: lamenting the Roman dead -- The ethnographer's dilemma and the dream of a lost golden age
Control code
844308458
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 414 pages
Isbn
9780472119257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844308458

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