Becoming a Woman and Mother in Greco-Roman Egypt: Women’s Bodies, Society and Domestic Space

Nifosi, Ada (2019) Becoming a Woman and Mother in Greco-Roman Egypt: Women’s Bodies, Society and Domestic Space. Medicine and the Body in Antiquity . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4SB, UK, 268 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-09985-2. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

How did Greco-Roman Egyptian society perceive women’s bodies and how did it acknowledge women’s reproductive functions? Detailing women’s lives in Greco-Roman Egypt this monograph examines understudied aspects of women's lives such as their coming of age, social and religious taboos of menstruation, and birth rituals. It investigates medical, legal and religious aspects of women's reproduction, using both historical and archaeological sources, and shows how the social status of women and new-born children changed from the Dynastic to the Greco-Roman period. Through a comparative and interdisciplinary study of the historical sources, papyri, artefacts and archaeological evidence, Becoming a Woman and Mother in Greco-Roman Egypt shows how Greek, Roman, Jewish and Near Eastern cultures impacted on the social perception of female puberty, childbirth and menstruation in Greco-Roman Egypt from the 3rd century B.C. to the 3rd century A.D.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Women; body; Egypt; childbirth; coming of age; fertility; menstruation; pregnancy; midwife; pollution; stillbirth; papyri; legal status; gender; domestic space
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Ada Nifosi
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 11:41 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 17:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70178 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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