Like Man, Like Woman: Roman Women, Gender Qualities and Conjugal Relationships at the Turn of the First Century (Paperback)Claude-Emmanuelle Centlivres Challet (author)
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This work analyses well-known, as well as overlooked, passages from the writings of Pliny the Younger, Tacitus, Suetonius, Quintilian, Statius, Martial and Juvenal and sheds new light on Roman views of women and their abilities, on the notions of private and public and on conjugal relationships. In the process, the famous sixth satire of Juvenal is revisited and its topic reassessed, providing further insights into the complex issues of gender roles, marriage and emotions. By contrasting representations of women across a broad spectrum of literary genres, this book provides consistent findings that have wide significance for the study of Latin literature and the social history of the late first and early second centuries.
Publisher: Verlag Peter Lang
Number of pages: 201
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 13 mm
Edition: New edition
(Wade Richardson, Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada 3/2016)
"The first book of Claude-Emmanuelle Centlivres Challet is a readable, creative, and insightful contribution to the study of women, gender, and the relations between the sexes in the roman world. [...] `Like man, like woman' is necessary reading for anyone interested in its still important subject."
(Alex Dressler, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 06/2014)
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