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Gender, Domesticity And The Age Of Augustus

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Gender, Domesticity And The Age Of Augustus: Inventing Private Life. Oxford Studies In Classical Literature And Gender Theory.

The age of Augustus has long been recognised as a time when the Roman state put a new emphasis on traditional' feminine domestic ideals, yet at the same time gave real public prominence to certain women in their roles as wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters. Kristina Milnor takes up a series of texts and their contexts in order to explore this paradox. Through an examination of authors such as Vitruvius, Livy, Valerius Maximus, Seneca the Elder, and Columella, she argues that female domesticity was both a principle and a problem for early imperial writers, as they sought to construct a new definition of who and what constituted Roman public life.

Paperback book in very good condition; some shelf wear.

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Author(s):
Kristina Milnor
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199235724
ISBN-13:
9780199235728
Number of pages:
360
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Gender, Domesticity And The Age Of Augustu

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Gender, Domesticity And The Age Of Augustus: Inventing Private Life. Oxford Studies In Classical Literature And Gender Theory.

The age of Augustus has long been recognised as a time when the Roman state put a new emphasis on traditional' feminine domestic ideals, yet at the same time gave real public prominence to certain women in their roles as wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters. Kristina Milnor takes up a series of texts and their contexts in order to explore this paradox. Through an examination of authors such as Vitruvius, Livy, Valerius Maximus, Seneca the Elder, and Columella, she argues that female domesticity was both a principle and a problem for early imperial writers, as they sought to construct a new definition of who and what constituted Roman public life.

Paperback book in very good condition; some shelf wear.

Author(s):
Kristina Milnor
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199235724
ISBN-13:
9780199235728
Number of pages:
360
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Gender, Domesticity And The Age Of Augustu

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