AMAZONS: A Study in Athenian Mythmaking $ 14.95
by W.B. Tyrrell, 166 pgs, 6x9, Paper While focused on Amazons, the author actually comprehends the full range of Greek representation of the female.... the book becomes a general disquisition on the dynamics of the male/female polarity in Greek cultural life.
BIRTH, DEATH, AND MOTHERHOOD IN ANCIENT GREECE $ 39.95
by N. Demand, 276 pgs, 5.8x8.9, Cloth This book is an important contribution to the scholarship on the lives of ancient Greek women, ancient medicine, and the social construction of genter among the Athenians.
THE DISTAFF SIDE, Representing the Female in Homer's Odyssey $ 20.95
by Beth Cohen, 229 pgs, 6.1x9.2, Paper This book examines the poem's female representations and their significance in Greek culture, mythology, and history. In addition, several of the book's eleven essays address the visual and iconographic implications of Odysseus' female encounters as depicted in Greek art.
THE GLORY OF HERA $ 18.95
by P. Slater, 514 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper This is a classic work on narcissism and family relationships in fifth-century Athenian society.
GODDESSES, WHORES, WIVES, AND SLAVES Women in Classical
Antiquity $ 16.00
by S.B. Pomeroy, 265 pgs, 5.3x8, Paper The author has consulted archaeological data, documents, historical writings and, of course, the literature of the civilization of Greece in the compilation of this fascinating catalog of classical reverence and hostility towards women.
HYMN TO DEMETER $ 16.95
by H. P. Foley, 295 pgs, 6.0x9.2, Paper The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, composed in the late seventh or early sixth century B.C., is a key to understanding the psychological and religious world of ancient Greek women. The poem tells how Hades, lord of the underworld, abducted the goddess Persephone and how her grieving mother, Demeter, the goddess of grain, forced the gods to allow Persephone to return to her for part of each year.
PANDORA P $ 35.00, C $ 95.00
edited by E.D. Reeder, 400 pgs, 400 illustations, 9x10 Spotlighting superb examples of classical Greek art together with recent findings in anthropology, social history, psychology, classics, and classical archaeology, Pandora offers a multi-faceted look at women in myth, ritual, and daily life in classical Greece. In this catalogue, the author turns to classical Greek marbles,bronzes, terracotas, and vases to help illustrate the ways in which women were perceived and how they lived.
PANDORA'S DAUGHTERS $ 14.90
by E. Cantarella, 248 pgs, 5.4x8.5, Paper The book is the first history of women in ancient Greece to be written from a legal perspective.
PANDORA: WOMEN IN CLASSICAL GREECE $ 35.00
by Ellen D. Reeder, 431 pages, 9.0x11.0 inches, Paper The publication of Reeder's landmark volume "Pandora" marks the culmination of nearly a century of devotion to classical art at The Walters Museum. With the arrival of Reader as Henry Walter's Curator of Ancient Art, and especially now with "Pandora", a new plateau of ancient art scholarship has been reached, characterized by a ground-breaking multidiciplinary approach that explores classical art for what it reveals of the peoples and culture that gave it birth. More than fifty lenders from fourteen countries are cited on their own page in this volume.
THE REIGN OF THE PHALLUS, Sexual Politics in Ancient Athens $ 18.00
by E.C. Keuls, 488 pgs, 345 illustrations, Paper The first book to inquire at length into the conditions of women's lives in fifth- century Athens. It offers a profusely illustrated history of sexual politics.
SOWING THE BODY $ 17.95
by P. duBois, 227 pgs, 6x9, Paper In this radical examination of women in classical Greece from the time of Homer to the time of Plato, the author demonstrates how the female gender in the classical period was seen through an elaborate set of metaphors.
TRAGIC WAYS OF KILLING A WOMAN $ 13.50
by N. Loraux, 100 pgs, 5.5x8.3, Paper In ordinary life an Athenian woman was allowed no accomplishments beyond leading a quiet and exemplary existence as wife and mother. In Greek tragedy, however, women die violently and, through violence, master their own fate.
WOMEN IN ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME $ 8.95
by M. Massey, 36 pgs, 7.4x9.7, Ages: 9 - 13, Paper This book is organized under thematic headings, ranging from religion to exploitation, entertainment to employment.
WOMEN IN THE CLASSICAL WORLD P $ 19.95, C $ 40.95
by E. Fantham, 464 pgs,, 7x10, Cloth Provocative, surprising, filled with timeless examples of the rich legacy of classical art, this volume is a masterly foray into the past, and a definitive statement on the lives of women in ancient Greece.
WOMEN IN GREEK MYTHS $ 12.90
by Mary R Lefkowitz, 160 pgs, Paper An intelligent, readable and useful analysis of the issues bearing on the status of women in ancient myth and society.
WOMEN IN GREEK TRAGEDY $ 46.00
by Synnove Des Bouvrie, 396 pgs, Cloth This work springs from a feminist inquiry into the role of women in ancient Greece.
WOMEN IN ANCIENT GREECE $ 20.95
by Sue Blundell, 224 pages, 6.8x9.4 imches, Paper Largely excluded from any public role, the women of ancient Greece nonetheless appear in various guises in the art and writing of the period, and in legal documents. These representations, in Blundell's analysis, reveal a great deal about women's day-to-day experience as well as their legal and economic position - and how they were regarded by men.
WOMEN'S LIFE IN GREECE & ROME $ 14.90
translated by Mary R. Lefkowitz, 387 pgs, 6.1x9.2, Paper The writings included here range from such familiar texts as Hesiod's story of Pandora and Aristotle's reflections on women to obscure letters and funerary inscriptions.
AMERICAN APHRODITE $ 15.00
by C. Callinicos, 298 pages, 5.5x8.5 inches, Soft Cover The author, a long time feminist and activist for women's rights, has concentrated her writing on the subject of becoming female among Greeks in America and in the mother country, Greece.
GENDER AND POWER IN RURAL GREECE P $ 15.95, C $ 59.50
edited by J. Dubish, 280 pgs, 6.1x9.5 Women in contemporary Greek society have been conventionally depicted as oppressed and socially inferior, circumscribed in behavior and segregated from the world of men. Friedl argued that this view is overly simplified and that in Greek villages women exercise power in decision making.
GREEK WOMEN IN RESISTANCE P $ 11.95, C $ 19.00
by Eleni Fourtouni, 191 pgs, 5.2x8.2 This a testament to the nobility, tenacity, and courage of Greek women in the resistance against the Germans. Telling their own stories, these women paint the ugliness, the harshness, the destructiveness of war, all of which they endure with ... a commitment to the nation and to democracy and freedom.
THE LAST WORD $ 19.95
by C.N. Seremetakis, 275 pgs, 6x9, Paper The Last Word is about inner Mani. It explains women's cultural resistance as they weave together diverse social practices. The book provides the perfect bridge between modern and ancient Greece.
THE LAUGHTER OF APHRODITE $ 24.50
by P. Green, 280 pgs, 6x9, Cloth A explicitly erotic modern novel about a mature woman's struggle for self determination against the power of Aphrodite. The author recreates the life and times of the Greek lyric poet Sappho in this beautifully conceived work of historical imagination set in the Classical world.
LAUGHTER OF APHRODITE: Reflections on a Journey to the Goddess $
by C. P. Christ, 240 pgs, 5.3x8, Paper The author clearly articulates the failure of Christianity to validate women's power, will, sexuality, and bonds with other women.....
MY STORY $ 22.50
by Elisavet Moutzan-Martinengou, 126 pgs, 5.2x9.2, Cloth The author lived her entire life on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, enduring the restricted existence that had altered little for genteel Mediterrannean women since the Renaissance. In writing her story she confides her feelings of loneliness and frustration and her longing for independence.
NEW VOICES IN THE NATION P $ 16.95, C $ 39.95
by J. Hart, 368 pgs, 6.0x9.0 In Greece, the resistance movement during World War II involved an unprecedented opportunity for social and political change initiated by the National Liberation Front. The author describes, in the words of Greek women, how lives were transformed by active participation in the resistance against the Germans.
RITUAL POWER AND THE BODY $ 13.00
by C.N. Seremetakis, 5.6x8.5, 206 pgs, Paper This volume inaugurates a methodological and thematic exchange between disciplines that use ethnological paradigms in their analyses of gender in ancient or modern Greece.