By: Fantham, Elaine, Peet, Helene Foley, Boymel, Natalie Kampen, B., Sarah Pomeroy, A., H. Shapiro
Oxford University Press: March 1995
Seller ID: 16047
Binding: Trade Paperback
Condition: Used - Very Good
Information about women is scattered throughout the fragmented mosaic of ancient history: the vivid poetry of Sappho survived antiquity on remnants of damaged papyrus; the inscription on a beautiful fourth century B.C.E. grave praises the virtues of Mnesarete, an Athenian woman who died young; a great number of Roman wives were found guilty of poisoning their husbands, but was it accidental food poisoning, or disease, or something more sinister. Apart from the legends of Cleopatra, Dido and Lucretia, and images of graceful maidens dancing on urns, the evidence about the lives of women of the c... View More...