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The Resource Women of ancient Greece, Pierre Brule ; tr. by Antonia Nevill

Women of ancient Greece, Pierre Brule ; tr. by Antonia Nevill

Label
Women of ancient Greece
Title
Women of ancient Greece
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Brule ; tr. by Antonia Nevill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Pierre Brule's brilliant evocation of how women lived in ancient Greece describes every aspect of their lives, including their religious, familial and domestic duties, their economic importance, and their social, moral and legal status as wives, cohabitees or slaves. He examines their sexual roles, what the status of a woman's body was and what her own and others' attitudes were likely to be towards it. Professor Brule does all this in the context of the development and achievements of Greek civilisation." "Women appear not to have been highly regarded in ancient Greece, with female infanticide a common practice. Strains of misogyny can be heard in Greek literature, drama and philosophy. 'The most unintelligent people in the world' is how one character refers to women in Plato's Symposium (which also features Diotima, his best-known female sage). Women had few duties beyond the home, and the evidence that they existed at all is tantalisingly small. Yet by piecing together fragments and clues, the author gives us a vivid account of women's lives in Greece 2,500 years ago."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brulé, Pierre
Dewey number
938.0082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1134
LC item number
.B7813 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Greece
  • Greece
Label
Women of ancient Greece, Pierre Brule ; tr. by Antonia Nevill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in France as Les femmes grecques à l'époque classique"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-228) 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
Control code
52531732
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780748616442
Isbn Type
(PBK.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Women of ancient Greece, Pierre Brule ; tr. by Antonia Nevill
Publication
Note
"First published in France as Les femmes grecques à l'époque classique"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-228) 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
Control code
52531732
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780748616442
Isbn Type
(PBK.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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