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Finding Resources in Oliver
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Ancient Greek women by
Call Number: 938 MID
Publication Date: 2002
Women in ancient Greece by
Call Number: 305.40938 MAC
Publication Date: 1999
The Oxford Illustrated History of Greece and the Hellenistic World by
Call Number: 938 OXF
Publication Date: 2001-05-24
The legacy of the Hellenistic world is vast - it ranges from architecture to philosophy, literature, and the visual arts to military strategy and science.
Lives of women in classical Athens by
Publication Date: 1995
This e-article can be downloaded as a PDF from the Oliver catalogue.
Admitting that her sources have a male and upper-class bias, Blundell reconstructs the life span of women in classical Athens, from birth to old age.
Other useful links
Women in the ancient world
This site looks at the status, role and daily life of women in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome, Athens, Israel and Babylonia.
Ancient Athenian women of the Classical period
Article about the lives of girls and women in ancient Athens and the problems of research.
Ancient Greek drama and theatre
This guide to Ancient Greek theatre describes the golden age of Greek drama, the tragedies and comedies, and the physical space, properties and costume.
Women and family in Athenian law
This article was originally written for the online discussion series “Athenian Law in its Democratic Context,” organized by Adriaan Lanni and sponsored by Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies.
The status of women in ancient Athens
The roles of Athenian women in the fifth century B.C. were primarily those of wife and mother. The Athenians, in their patriarchal society, selected models for women based on the divine and heroic orders. The divine order subjected the female duties to their male counterparts.
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