Women in the Athenian Agora

by Susan I. Rotroff and Robert D. Lamberton

Agora Picture Book 26
56 pp, 71 col & b/w figs
5.5" x 8.5"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-644-4
Publication Date: Nov 2006
Status: Active

Retail Price $6.95


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.

About the Author: 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.