9781606060919-1606060910-Women in the Ancient World

Women in the Ancient World

ISBN-13: 9781606060919
ISBN-10: 1606060910
Edition: 1
Author: Neils, Jenifer
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781606060919
ISBN-10: 1606060910
Edition: 1
Author: Neils, Jenifer
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Neils, Jenifer wrote Women in the Ancient World comprising 216 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1606060910 and 9781606060919. Since then Women in the Ancient World textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book takes a fresh look at visual representations of women in the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and analyzes them for indications of women’s roles in these societies. After examining their traditional functions as wives and mothers, the author presents evidence of women’s participation in the public and religious spheres. Juxtapositions comparing images and attitudes of each society reveal whether the women portrayed are meant to be examples of perfect femininity or the object of scorn, faithful wives or untouchable priestesses or high-living prostitutes. Depictions of goddesses and the dress and adornments of women are analyzed for what they divulge about ideals of feminine beauty and attitudes toward female nudity.

The text is packed with quotations from contemporary sources that reveal details about women in the ancient world, often with surprising resonance for our own time. The illustrations, many specially commissioned, include public art and domestic artifacts: sculptures, wall and mummy case paintings, engravings, silver objects, and jewelry.
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