71 color and b/w figures
paperback, 21x14 cm
Using evidence from the Athenian Agora, the authors show how objects discovered during excavations provide a vivid picture of women’s lives. The book is structured according to the social roles women played: as owners of property, companions (in and outside of marriage), participants in ritual, craftspeople, producers, and consumers. A final section moves from the ancient world to the modern, discussing the role of women as archaeologists in the early years of the Agora excavations.
Susan I. Rotroff is the Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Professor in Humanities and Robert D. Lamberton is Professor of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis.