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The Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Greek and Roman Women
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From Claudia Acta, first century CE Roman self-made woman, to third century CE Syrian ruler Septimia Zenobia, some 400 early notable women are featured. Includes a map, name registry, glossary, and bibliography of ancient and modern authors. M. Lightman is a women's/human rights activist. B. Lightman's forte is special libraries.
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Hailing from all corners of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, the women profiled here are notable for their own accomplishments as well as their family ties. More than 400 A-to-Z entries tell the life stories of women from all walks of life — from poets, wives, and mistresses to rulers, slaves, and businesswomen.
Provides biographical sketches of 447 women from ancient Greece and Rome, drawn from surviving Greek and Latin literature, including Julia, mother of Mark Antony; Cratesipolis, ruler of Sicyon; and the Greek poet Sappho.
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