Ancient Greece


Women in Ancient Literature

Secondary Source Readings
Abusch / “Ishtar’s Proposal and Gilgamesh’s Refusal” Archer / “Notions of Community and the Exclusion of the Female in Jewish History…” Archer / “The Role of Jewish Women in the Religion, Ritual, and Cult of Graeco-Roman Palestine” Arthur / “Early Greece: The Origins of the Western Attitude Toward Women” Arthur / “The Divided World of Iliad VI” Bailey / “Initiation and the Primal Woman in Gilgamesh and Genesis 2-3” Beard / “Re-reading (Vestal) Virginity” Boatwright / “Women and Gender in the Forum Romanum” Brock / “Reading Between the Lines: Sarah and the Sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis, Chapter 22)” Burton / “Women’s Commensality in the Ancient Greek World” Carp / “Two Matrons of the Late Republic” Clark / “Roman Women” Corbier / “Male Power … Through Women Under the Julio-Claudians” Curran / “Rape and Rape Victims in The Metamorphoses Depla / “Women in Ancient Egyptian Wisdom Literature” Dewald / “Women and Culture in Herodotus’s Histories Dover / “Classical Greek Attitudes to Sexual Behavior” Dowden / “Approaching Women Through Myth: Vital Tool or Self-Delusion?” Fantham / “Aemilia Pudentilla: Or the Wealthy Widow’s Choice” Fischler / “Social Stereotypes and Historical Analysis: … Imperial Women at Rome” Fisher / “Theodora and Antonina in the Historia Arcana: History and/or Fiction?” Foley / “The Conception of Women in Athenian Drama” Foxhall / “Women’s Ritual and Men’s Work in Ancient Athens” Hallett / “The Role of Women in Roman Elegy: Counter-Cultural Feminism”, with responses Harris / “Inanna-Ishtar as Paradox and a Coincidence of Opposites” Heath / “Women’s Work: Female Transmission of Mythical Narrative” Katz / “Ideology and the ‘Status of Women’ in Ancient Greece” King / “Self-Help, Self-Knowledge: … Patient in Hippocratic Gynaecology” Lambropoulou / “Some Pythagorean Female Virtues” Lefkowitz / “Influential Women” Lesko / “Women’s Monumental Mark on Ancient Egypt” Marry / “Sappho and the Heroic Ideal” Nixon / “The Cults of Demeter and Kore” Ortner / “Is Female to Male as Nature Is to Culture?” Perkell / “On Creusa, Dido, and the Quality of Victory in Virgil’s Aeneid Pomeroy / “Infanticide in Hellenistic Greece” Pomeroy / “Spartan Women among the Romans: Adapting Models, Forging Identities” Pomeroy / “Women’s Identity and the Family in the Classical Polis” Robins / “The God’s Wife of Amun in the 18th Dynasty in Egypt” Roehrig (ed.) / Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh [packet of selected articles] Roller / “Horizontal Women: Posture and Sex in the Roman Convivium” Savunen / “Women and Elections in Pompeii” Segal / “The Menace of Dionysus: Sex Roles and Reversals in Euripides’ The Bacchae Slater / “The Greek Family in History and Myth” Stigers / “Sappho’s Private World” Thonemann / “The Women of Akmoneia” Venit / “Women in Their Cups” Walker / “Women and Housing in Classical Greece: The Archaeological Evidence” Warren / “The Women of Etruria” Zeitlin / “Signifying Difference: The Myth of Pandora” Zeitlin / “The Dynamics of Misogyny: Myth and Mythmaking in the Oresteia