Faculty Book: Ronnie Ancona

Ronnie Ancona and Georgia Tsouvala
New Directions in the Study of Women in the Greco-Roman World
(Oxford University Press, 2021)

image of book:  New Directions in the Study of Women in the Greco-Roman WorldSarah Pomeroy's groundbreaking Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves introduced scholars, students, and general readers to an exciting new area of inquiry: women in classical antiquity. Almost 50 years later, New Directions in the Study of Women in the Greco-Roman World builds upon and moves beyond Pomeroy's seminal work to represent the next step in this interdisciplinary field. The “new directions” for the study of women in antiquity included in this volume of newly commissioned essays feature new methodological questions to be asked, new time periods to be explored, new objects of study, as well as new information to be uncovered. In addressing these new directions, the editors have gathered a distinguished group of contributors that includes historians, philologists, archaeologists, art historians, and specialists in subfields like ancient medicine, ancient law, papyrology, and epigraphy. While some chapters focus primarily on Greece or Rome, others straddle or go beyond these artificial boundaries in interesting ways. While the focus of the volume is antiquity, the issues it raises will be of interest also to those studying women and theorizing the study of women in other periods as well. The volume will help readers to see women in antiquity with fresh eyes and to view anew important issues related to women today.

Ancona is a professor of classics at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Tsouvala received a Ph.D. in classics in 2008 from the CUNY Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: AUG 2, 2021

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