Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt
Edited by Jane Rowlandson
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Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt by Jane Rowlandson
Book DescriptionThe period of Egyptian history from its rule by the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty to its incorporation into the Roman and Byzantine empires has left a wealth of evidence for the lives of ordinary men and women. Texts (often personal letters) written on papyrus and other materials, objects of everyday use and funerary portraits have survived from the Graeco-Roman period of Egyptian history. But much of this unparalleled resource has been available only to specialists because of the difficulty of reading and interpreting it. Now eleven leading scholars in this field have collaborated to make available to students and other non-specialists a selection of over three hundred texts translated from Greek and Egyptian, as well as more than fifty illustrations, documenting the lives of women within this society, from queens to priestesses, property-owners to slave-girls, from birth through motherhood to death. Each item is accompanied by full explanatory notes and bibliographical references.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521588157
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jane Rowlandson
Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt, Hardback (November 1998)
Eleven leading scholars have collaborated to present over 300 texts translated from Greek and Egyptian, documenting the lives of women within Egyptian society from its rule by the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty to its incorporation into the Roman and Byzantine empires.
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