SPECIAL NOTE: may be taken as a History or Gender Studies unit
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?
ASSESSMENT: 3,000 words written work (50%) 2-hr exam (50%)
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