Women in antiquity : real women across the ancient world

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Full title: Women in antiquity : real women across the ancient world / edited by Stephanie Lynn Budin and Jean MacIntosh Turfa.
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Other authors: Budin, Stephanie Lynn, (Editor)
Turfa, Jean MacIntosh, 1947- (Editor)
Format: eBook           
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 1074 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Summary: "This volume gathers brand new essays from some of the most respected scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and physical anthropology to create an engaging overview of the lives of women in antiquity. The book is divided into ten sections, nine focusing on a particular area, and also includes almost 200 images, maps, and charts. The sections cover Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Cyprus, the Levant, the Aegean, Italy, and Western Europe, and include many lesser-known cultures such as the Celts, Iberia, Carthage, the Black Sea region, and Scandinavia. Women's experiences are explored, from ordinary daily life to religious ritual and practice, to motherhood, childbirth, sex, and building a career. Forensic evidence is also treated for the actual bodies of ancient women." -- Publisher's description