Mothering and Motherhood in Ancient Greece and Rome (BOK)

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Motherhood played a central role in ancient Greece and Rome, despite the virtual absence of female participation in the public spheres of life. Mothers could wield enormous influence as the reproductive bodies of society and, in many cases, of culture. Yet motherhood and acts of mothering have received relatively little focused and sustained attention by modern scholars, who have concentrated almost exclusively on analyzing depictions of ancient women more generally. In this volume, experts from across the humanities present a wealth of evidence from legal, literary, and medical texts, as well as art, architecture, ritual, and material culture, to reveal the multilayered dimensions of motherhood in both Greece and Rome and to confront the fact that not all mothers and acts of mothering can be easily categorized. The authors consider a variety of mothers - from the mythical to the real, from empress to prostitute, and from citizen to foreigner - to expose both the mundane and the ideologically charged lives of mothers in the Classical world. Some essays focus on motherhood as a largely private (emotional, intimate) experience, while others explore the ramifications of public, oftentimes politicized, displays of motherhood. This state-of-the art look at mothers and mothering in the ancient world also takes on a contemporary relevance as the authors join current debates on motherhood and suggest links between the lives of ancient mothers and the diverse, often conflicting roles of women in modern Western society.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
BERTRAMS PRINT ON DEMAND
ISBN 9780292754348 Antall sider 272
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,5cm Vekt 406 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Lauren Hackworth Petersen, Patricia Salzman-Mitchell
Emner og form Classical history / classical civilisation, Gender studies: women

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