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

Emily Hemelrijk

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190251888
eISBN:
9780190251901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251888.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book discusses women’s participation in civic life in the cities of Italy and the Latin-speaking provinces of the Roman Empire from the late first century BC to the late third century AD ... More


Civic Benefactresses

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/9780190251888.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with female munificence. In contrast with earlier assumptions that women were primarily involved in smaller donations, it shows that the majority among them donated very expensive ... More


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