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Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Enrolment code: HTC221/321

Offered: not offered in 2003

Special note: may be taken as a History or Women’s Studies unit

Unit description:

Approaches the history of women in the ancient Mediterranean world through diverse sources including literary, historical, medical and legal texts, letters, inscriptions and material culture. The unit looks at the evidence on women from archaic Greece to the Roman Empire, concentrating on issues of legal rights, class status, gender roles, and religious participation, and examining expectations and representations of women in a variety of ancient cultures. The unit also raises such questions as: What is women’s history? Why is it important to study it? How do we deal with the overwhelming extent of male-authored texts as opposed to the small number of female voices? What difference can class and ethnicity make?

Staff Dr R Evans For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations  
Mutual exclusions HAF221/321  
Assessment mode 3,000 words written work (50%) 2-hr exam in Nov (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Lefkowitz MR & Fant MB Women’s Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation, Duckworth, 1988
A class reader to be obtained from the School.
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Ancient Civilisations
Women's Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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