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Women and society in the Roman world : a sourcebook of inscriptions from the Roman West / Emily A. Hemelrijk.

By: Hemelrijk, Emily Ann, 1953- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [New York] : Cambridge University Press, [2020]Description: xxi, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107142459; 9781316509050.Subject(s): Women -- Rome -- History -- Sources | Inscriptions, Latin -- Rome | Inscriptions, Latin -- Translations into English | Women -- Rome -- Social conditions | Roman provinces -- Social conditions | Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D
Contents:
Family life -- Legal status, citizenship and ethnicity -- Occupations -- Social relations, travel and migration -- Religion -- Public life -- Imperial women.
Summary: "This sourcebook presents a wide-ranging collection of inscriptions and graffiti on the roles and activities of Roman women in Italy and the western provinces of the Roman Empire. To make it accessible to a wide readership, it provides translations and brief introductions to each inscription and to the various themes as well as selected references to further reading. By its thematic approach the book throws light on the family roles, social lives, occupations, legal status, travel and migration, ethnicity, religious offices and affiliations, benefactions, civic patronage and public honour of Roman women ranging from slaves and freedwomen to women of the elite and the imperial family. The book is accompanied by a PDF on the website providing the original texts in the same order as in the book and with added layout and punctuation to help students and scholars unacquainted with reading inscriptions"-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: AD New acquisitions 2021 | AD New acquisitions. February 2021 | New Acquisitions
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Printed Books Accademia di Danimarca
Biblioteca
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Family life -- Legal status, citizenship and ethnicity -- Occupations -- Social relations, travel and migration -- Religion -- Public life -- Imperial women.

"This sourcebook presents a wide-ranging collection of inscriptions and graffiti on the roles and activities of Roman women in Italy and the western provinces of the Roman Empire. To make it accessible to a wide readership, it provides translations and brief introductions to each inscription and to the various themes as well as selected references to further reading. By its thematic approach the book throws light on the family roles, social lives, occupations, legal status, travel and migration, ethnicity, religious offices and affiliations, benefactions, civic patronage and public honour of Roman women ranging from slaves and freedwomen to women of the elite and the imperial family. The book is accompanied by a PDF on the website providing the original texts in the same order as in the book and with added layout and punctuation to help students and scholars unacquainted with reading inscriptions"-- Provided by publisher.

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