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Women in Ancient Greece


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Introduction; Goddesses and mythical women; Epic, tragic and comedic women; Misogyny and invective; Women and the (re-) writing of history; Women in the family; Love and marriage, dowries and divorce; Seclusion and Exclusion: How Much of an Illusion ?; Women and the world of work; Spartan women: crucial cogs in a well-oiled war machine; Dressing down and making up; Educated Women: Poets, Philosophers, Painters, Physicists and Prostitutes; Women in the visual arts; Women in religion and in philosophy; Women and death; Women as witch; Medicine and women; Epilogue; Glossary of Greek terms; Greek and Roman sources quoted; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index of Women; General Index.

About the Author

Paul Chrystal was educated at the Universities of Hull and Southampton where he took degrees in Classics. His MPhil thesis was on attitudes to women in the poetry of the Roman love poets. He is the author of over 50 books published since 2010: they include In Bed with the Romans; Roman Military Disasters; Roman Women: The Women who Influenced Roman History; Wars and Battles of Ancient Rome; and Women in Ancient Rome. He writes regularly for academic and general history magazines, national newspapers and appears on the BBC World Service, on BBC Radio 4' on BBC local radio and on radio programmes in Spain and Ireland. Other publications include four best-selling books on chocolate, coffee and tea, a biography of the Rowntree family, numerous books on various aspects of the history of York, local, industrial and social histories of towns and cities extending from Scarborough to Port Sunlight, from Bournville and Saltaire to Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.

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