Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

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ABC-CLIO

An extensive and fascinating collection of stories featuring both famous and everyday women, giving a well-rounded view of the lives of women in the ancient world.


An extensive and fascinating collection of stories featuring both famous and everyday women, giving a well-rounded view of the lives of women in the ancient world.


• Entries including women from myth, religion, and legend including Eve, Aphrodite, the earth goddess Gaea, Helen of Troy, and Isis

• Entries arranged by categories such as Greece, Rome, Christian, and Northern Europe for ease of research

• Many rare and revealing images including a procession of virgin martyrs, ca. A.D. 560

• Photographs of ancient sculptures including a Minoan snake goddess, ca. 1600 B.C.; numerous maps of ancient Greece and Mesopotamia; and a depiction of the Hellenistic monarchies

• Genealogical charts of the Herodian family, the family of Augustus, and the Julio-Claudian house



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Telling the stories of many women from the ancient world, Salisbury (history, U. of Wisconsin-Green Bay) shows the choices they made in their lives as they looked for happiness, wealth, power, or well-being for their families. Her coverage extends from earliest recorded Mesopotamia through Jewish matriarch and heroines, Egyptian queens and consorts, and Alexandrian times, to the classical ages of Greece and Rome to about the year 500. Whereas many such books assume a fair degree of familiarity with conventional history and just add in the missing women, she does not, and explains the historical context. Cross-references and bibliographies follow each entry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2001
ISBN: 9781576070925
1576070921
Branch Call Number: R 305.4 SAL
Characteristics: xxiii, 385 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Women in the ancient world

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