Women in Antiquity

Real Women across the Ancient World

Author: Stephanie Lynn Budin,Jean Macintosh Turfa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317219902

Category: History

Page: 1074

View: 1327


This volume gathers brand new essays from some of the most respected scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and physical anthropology to create an engaging overview of the lives of women in antiquity. The book is divided into ten sections, nine focusing on a particular area, and also includes almost 200 images, maps, and charts. The sections cover Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Cyprus, the Levant, the Aegean, Italy, and Western Europe, and include many lesser-known cultures such as the Celts, Iberia, Carthage, the Black Sea region, and Scandinavia. Women's experiences are explored, from ordinary daily life to religious ritual and practice, to motherhood, childbirth, sex, and building a career. Forensic evidence is also treated for the actual bodies of ancient women. Women in Antiquity is edited by two experts in the field, and is an invaluable resource to students of the ancient world, gender studies, and women's roles throughout history.

Fighting for the King and the Gods

A Survey of Warfare in the Ancient Near East

Author: Charlie Trimm

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 088414237X

Category: Religion

Page: 748

View: 9542


The most up-to-date sourcebook on warfare in the ancient Near East Fighting for the King and the Gods provides an introduction to the topic of war and the variety of texts concerning many aspects of warfare in the ancient Near East. These texts illustrate various viewpoints of war and show how warfare was an integral part of life. Trimm examines not only the victors and the famous battles, but also the hardship that war brought to many. While several of these texts treated here are well known (i.e., Ramses II's battle against the Hittites at Qadesh), others are known only to specialists. This work will allow a broader audience to access and appreciate these important texts as they relate to the history and ideology of warfare. Features References to recent secondary literature for further study Early Greek and Chinese illustrative texts for comparisons with other cultures Indices to help guide the reader

Theory and Practice of Nursing

An Integrated Approach to Caring Practice

Author: Lynn Basford,Oliver Slevin

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748758388

Category: Medical

Page: 854

View: 8895


This title aims to cover the needs of the pre-registration nursing student, serving as a study guide and a foundation text. It emphasises the importance of community care and the social and cultural aspects of nursing.

Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800

Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth-century Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, Philosophers, and Other Creative Writers, from the First Published Critical Appraisals to Current Evaluations

Author: Dennis Poupard,Thomas J. Schoenberg,Lawrence J. Trudeau,Mark Scott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 6292



Ancient Greek Authors

Author: Ward W. Briggs

Publisher: Detroit, MI : Gale Research


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 1524


Essays on the authors of Greek literature. Discusses various genres, including: the Homeric epic; seventh and sixth century lyric poetry; drama including tragedies; the choral lyric; prose; philosophy and rhetoric; scholarship; didactic poetry and history. Covers authors considered the greatest authors of classical Greece. Christian writers are not included in this volume nor are writers of the Byzantine era.