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Women, Power, and Philosophy at Rome and Beyond Barbara Levick

Barbara Levick

in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299905
eISBN:
9780191707803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299905.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter challenges those claims of philosophy to change the powerful and empower the powerless. It argues that philosophy failed half the human race. It raises the possibility that philosophy ... More


Virtuous, Active Women in the Greco-Roman World

Susan E. Hylen

in A Modest Apostle: Thecla and the History of Women in the Early Church

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190243821
eISBN:
9780190243845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243821.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes the social context in which Christianity emerged, with attention to the legal, economic, and social conventions that shaped women’s lives. Hylen argues that multiple and ... More


A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Meghan J. DiLuzio

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book illuminates a previously underappreciated dimension of religion in ancient Rome: the role of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a central place in public rituals ... More


Introduction: Seeking the Mother in Early Imperial Roman Literature

Mairéad McAuley

in Reproducing Rome: Motherhood in Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199659364
eISBN:
9780191808968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659364.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A general introduction to the book’s topic, setting out its parameters in terms of chosen authors and periods and theoretical approaches. The first section sketches the scope of the book and its main ... More


Introduction

Emily A. Hemelrijk

in Hidden Lives, Public Personae: Women and Civic Life in the Roman West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190251888
eISBN:
9780190251901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251888.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Starting from the question whether we may extrapolate from ‘women in Rome’ to ‘Roman women’, this chapter discusses the differences between Rome and the local cities and between the literary sources ... More


Fragments of Epideictic Oratory: The Exemplary Case of the for Women

Cristina Pepe

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Funeral eulogies are among the older examples of Roman oratory. The practice of honouring the dead with a laudatio funebris (funeral oration) was in the earliest stage reserved to males, but from the ... More


Vibia Perpetua—An Indecent Woman

Hanne Sigismund-Nielsen

in Perpetua's Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199561889
eISBN:
9780191804397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199561889.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter first examines how Perpetua perceived herself and how she was perceived in relation to her family — in particular in relation to her father. It then considers whether her break with her ... More


Into Completion: Classical Women Poets II

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks further at the translation of work by Greek and Roman women poets, here examining more complete poems by poets such as Anyte, Nossis, Sulpicia, Sulpicia the Satirist, and Julia ... More


Reproducing Rome: Motherhood in Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius

Mairéad McAuley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199659364
eISBN:
9780191808968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659364.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the conservative and competitive society of ancient Rome, where the law of the father (patria potestas) was supposedly absolute, motherhood took on complex aesthetic, moral, and political meanings ... More


Servilia and her Family

Susan Treggiari

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829348
eISBN:
9780191867927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829348.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Servilia is often cited as one of the most influential women of the late Roman Republic. Though she was a high-born patrician, her grandfather died disgraced and her controversial father was killed ... More


Uncovering a New Canon: Classical Women Poets I

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines further the importance of scholarship and research in classical poetry translation, with particular reference to the translation of fragmented works by Greek and Roman women ... More


Gypsy, Roma and Traveller women: how community work can both challenge and contribute to gender inequalities

Holly Notcutt

in Community Organising Against Racism: Race', Ethnicity and Community Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447333746
eISBN:
9781447333791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333746.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter presents an account of the author's community development work with Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller (GRT) women in the East of England from 2010 to 2016. It summarises a range of ... More


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Barbara M. Levick

in Faustina I and II: Imperial Women of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195379419
eISBN:
9780190261276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379419.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter addresses the challenge of reconstructing the history behind a pair of the more prominent women in Roman times, the Faustinas I and II. Many of the facts relating to their lives are ... More


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