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Biographical dictionary of ancient Greek and Roman women : notable women from Sappho to Helena /

Main Author: Lightman, Marjorie.
Other Authors: Lightman, Benjamin.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Facts On File, 2000
Series: Facts on File library of world history
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Over 400 A-to-Z entries tell the life stories of women from archaic Greece in the sixth century BCE. to the fall of Rome in 476 CE Hailing from all corners of the Greek and Roman worlds--from Britain to Egypt, Syria to Mauritania, and everywhere in between--these women are notable for their own actions as well as their family ties. Women from all walks of life are represented, from poets, wives, and mistresses to rulers, slaves, and businesswomen. The authors have culled their surprisingly detailed biographies from a myriad of ancient original and secondary sources, bringing these women to vibrant and multidimensional life. Profiles include: Antigone, political wife Artemesia I and Artemesia II, rulers Julia Balbilla, poet Excerpted from A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women by Marjorie Lightman, Benjamin Lightman All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.