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

  • The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based selection of readings to handle the examine of ladies within the historical world
  • Explores a large diversity of themes on the subject of ladies in antiquity, together with: Mother-Goddess thought; girls in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the close to East; ladies and the kinfolk, the nation, and faith; costume and Adornment; lady Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial girls; girls in past due Antiquity; Early ladies Saints; and plenty of more
  • Thematically prepared to stress the significance of historic topics of continuity, improvement, and innovation
  • Reconsiders a lot of the well known facts and preconceived notions on the subject of girls in antiquity
  • Includes contributions from a number of the so much widespread students linked to the examine of ladies in antiquity

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She publishes and lectures on Ancient Egyptian private religious practices, dreams, and gender. Her monograph Daily Life in Ancient Egypt: Recreating Lahun uses the life of a young girl as a model for reconstructing a snapshot in time. Current projects include Clay Cobras and Fiery Goddesses of Ancient Egypt and the Levant. She is co-founder of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project. Lauren Talalay is Associate Director and Curator at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan. Her research focuses on gender and figurines in Mediterranean prehistory as well as archaeology and popular culture.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917; inv. no. 139. Photo: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY. Notes on Contributors Lindsay Allason-Jones was Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies and Reader in Roman Material Culture at Newcastle University until she retired in 2011. She was previously Director of Archaeological Museums for the University. An acknowledged authority on Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain, and Roman and Medieval Sudan, she is the author of thirteen books, including Women in Roman Britain (2005) and Daily Life in Roman Britain (2008).

These short case studies focus on a specific piece of evidence. We do not represent each topic in each chronological part; quite a few of the essays here overflow their temporal boundaries, but had to be located somewhere. That is, for example, the essays studying women's religion, by Eva Stehle (“Women and Religion in Greece,” Chapter 14) and Lora L. Holland (“Women and Roman Religion,” Chapter 15), are placed in Part III, on the Archaic and Classical periods, but reach forward to later eras as well.

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