Synopses & Reviews
What was life really like for women in Roman Britain? This up-dated edition incorporates new archaeological discoveries--and brings together a wealth of fascinating material to paint a vivid impression of women's experiences across different regions and social groups. This is the only broad overview of Roman women's health, religion, family life and homes, dress, jewelry and hairstyle and pastimes.
A new edition of the 1992 book detailing the complexities of life for women in Roman Britain. This edition chronicles the latest discoveries - tombstones, writing tablets, curse tablets, burials and artefacts - to create a vivid picture of the lives, habits and thoughts of women in Britain over four centuries. Diversity of backgrounds, traditions and tastes lies at the heart of the book - displaying the cosmopolitan nature of the Romano-British society. Lindsay Allason-Jones explores all aspects of women's life - from social status to hairstyles.