Educated Women in the Roman Elite from Cornelia to Julia Domna
By (author) Emily A. Hemelrijk
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Matrona Docta by Emily A. Hemelrijk
Book DescriptionMatrona Docta presents a unique study of the education of upper-class women in Roman society in the central period of Roman history, from the second century BC to AD 235. Emily A. Hemelrijk reconstructs women's opportunities to acquire an education, the impediments they faced, the level of education they could reach and the judgement on educated women in Roman society. She examines also the role of women as patronesses of literature, learning and Roman women's writing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415196932
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Emily A. Hemelrijk
Hidden Lives, Public Personae, Hardback (October 2015)
By its in-depth discussion of women's civic roles in the towns outside Rome, this study offers a compelling new vision of Roman women's integration into their communities and contributes to a more comprehensive view of civic life under the Roman Empire.
Matrona Docta, Paperback (February 2004)» View all books by Emily A. Hemelrijk
The first comprehensive study of the education of upper-class Roman women, and of their participation in the intellectual life of their times.
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Author Biography - Emily A. Hemelrijk
Emily A. Hemelrijk is a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Leiden. She has published numerous articles on Roman women in various learned journals
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