Educated Women in the Roman Elite from Cornelia to Julia Domna
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By their social and material context as markers of graves, dedications and public signs of honour, inscriptions offer a distinct perspective on the social lives, occupations, family belonging, mobility, ethnicity, religious affiliations, public ho...
`Among many other things, the book will function as an excellent catalogue of existing sources to female literacy in antiquity. The author gives proof of sound judgement and sobriety in her way of formulating criteria and providing arguments. She displays a good critical eye in the handling of sources. She has always an open eye to the complexity of her subject and escapes the temptation to oversimplify reasons and answers. - Gunhild Viden, Gnomon
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
List of plates, Acknowledgements, List of abbreviations, Some useful dates, Introduction, 1 The social position of upper-class women, 2 The education of upper-class women: opportunities and impediments, 3 The education of upper-class women: aims and opinions, 4 Patronesses of literature and learning, 5 Women and writing: poetry, 6 Women and writing: prose, Conclusions, Notes, Translations, Bibliography, Index of passages