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FIF 234 Women in the Ancient World

Course Description

To what extent were women’s lives circumscribed in male-dominated societies and how did they manage to play major, eye-catching roles in all walks of life? We will survey women's lives with an emphasis on Classical Greece and  Rome, from Egyptian and biblical times to Roman and Byzantine times. Biographical studies of famous women such as Cleopatra, Sappho, colourful Roman and Byzantine empresses, Christian martyrs and ministers and the women in Jesus’ life, will correlate with such topics as women’s contributions to art, literature, and science, and how they were regarded in male-written literature.


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