Women in Antiq.


Women in Ancient Literature

    These documents were brought together from various sources to be used in conjunction with the Lehman College course Women in Antiquity (HIA 311).
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