By Emily Hemelrijk
Roman towns, as conventionally studied, appear to be ruled by means of males. but because the contributions to this volume—which offers with the Roman towns of Italy and the western provinces within the past due Republic and early Empire—show, ladies occupied a variety of civic roles. girls had key roles to play in city economies, and some have been sought after public figures, celebrated for his or her generosity and for his or her priestly eminence, and honored with public statues and grand inscriptions. Drawing on archaeology and epigraphy, on legislations and paintings in addition to on historical texts, this multidisciplinary research bargains a brand new and extra nuanced view of the gendering of civic lifestyles. It asks how some distance the event of ladies of the smaller Italian and provincial towns resembled that of girls within the capital, how girls have been represented in sculptural paintings in addition to in inscriptions, and what different types of energy or effect they exercised within the societies of the Latin West.
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Women and the Roman City in the Latin West by Emily Hemelrijk