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A spouse to ladies within the old World offers an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based selection of newly-commissioned essays from admired students at the learn of girls within the old world.

  • The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based choice of readings to deal with the research of girls within the old world
  • Explores a extensive diversity of issues with regards to girls in antiquity, together with: Mother-Goddess conception; girls in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the close to East; girls and the kinfolk, the nation, and faith; gown and Adornment; woman Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial ladies; ladies in past due Antiquity; Early ladies Saints; and lots of more
  • Thematically prepared to stress the significance of ancient issues of continuity, improvement, and innovation
  • Reconsiders a lot of the well known facts and preconceived notions in terms of ladies in antiquity
  • Includes contributions from a number of the so much admired students linked to the learn of ladies in antiquity

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2 Silver bust of Livia from Herculaneum. Herculaneum deposit inv. 4205/79502. Photo: Soprintendente Archeologo Pompei. 3 Relief from the Sebasteion at Aphrodisias depicting Nero and Agrippina. Photo: New York University Excavations at Aphrodisias. 4 Statue of Agrippina in Egyptian greywacke, body from Centrale Montemartini (inv. MC 1882/S) and head from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Rome, Musei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini. Photo: Archivio Fotografico dei Musei Capitolini. 1 Painted linen shroud for a woman, c.

2 Statue that stood atop the grave of Phrasikleia; Parian marble statue made by Aristion of Chios, c. 550–540 BCE. Found at Merenda (ancient Myrrhinous), Attica. Photo: Vanni/Art Resource, NY. 3 Marble votive relief to Artemis, found at Echinos in Thessaly, c. 300 BCE. Lamia Archaeological Museum, inv. AE 1041. Drawing by Glynnis Fawkes. 4 Lapith woman and centaur, west pediment, temple of Zeus at Olympia. Photo: D-DAI-ATH Olympia 3362, Hermann Wagner. 1 Limestone statue of kourotrophos from the North Necropolis of Megara Hyblaea, mid-sixth century BCE.

This latest project has opened up a range of interests related to the reception of the antique in the eighteenth century, especially Grand Tour collecting and the restoration and fakery of ancient marbles. Anne Bielman has been Professor of Ancient History at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) since 2005. She received her doctorate from Lausanne in 1994 with a thesis on the release of prisoners in Ancient Greece. She has been a visiting scholar in Paris, Rome, and Oxford. Since 1998 her work has focused on the epigraphical evidence for female public activities in Hellenistic Greece and Republican Rome.

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