Women in the Athenian Agora


Women in the Athenian Agora (Agora Picture Book)

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Author  Susan I. Rotroff
Publisher  American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publication Date   December 12, 2006
ISBN  0876616449
Pages  56

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Using evidence from the Athenian Agora, the authors show how objects discovered during excavations provide a vivid picture of women’s lives. The book is structured according to the social roles women played; as owners of property, companions (in and outside of marriage), participants in ritual, craftspeople, producers, and consumers. A final section moves from the ancient world to the modern, discussing the role of women as archaeologists in the early years of the Agora excavations.

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