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Author Hemelrijk, Emily Ann, 1953-

Title Matrona docta : educated women in the Roman élite from Cornelia to Julia Domna / Emily A. Hemelrijk.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.40945 H488M    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 382 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series [Routledge classical monographs]
Routledge classical monographs.
Note Series statement on jacket.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 360-372) and indexes.
Summary "Matrona Docta presents a unique study of the education of upper-class women in Roman society in the central period of Roman history from the second century BC to AD 235. The author explores the place of Roman upper-class women in the world of the educated. She reconstructs their opportunities to acquire an education, the impediments they faced, the level of education they could reach and the judgement on educated women in Roman society. She examines also the role of women as patronesses of literature and learning and Roman women's writing."--Jacket.
Contents 1. The social position of upper-class women -- 2. The education of upper-class women: opportunities and impediments -- 3. The education of upper-class women: aims and opinions -- 4. Patronesses of literature and learning -- 5. Women and writing: poetry -- 6. Women and writing: prose.
Subject Upper class women -- Rome -- History.
Upper class women -- Education -- Rome -- History.
Upper class women -- Rome -- Intellectual life.
Rome -- Civilization.
Rome -- Social life and customs.
Femmes de la classe supérieure -- Italie -- Rome -- Histoire.
Femmes de la classe supérieure -- Éducation -- Italie -- Rome -- Histoire.
Femmes de la classe supérieure -- Italie -- Rome -- Vie intellectuelle.
Rome -- Civilisation.
Rome (Italie) -- Mœurs et coutumes.
15.52 Roman Empire. (NL-LeOCL)077599519
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Upper class women. (OCoLC)fst01162155
Rome (Empire) (OCoLC)fst01204885
Romeinse oudheid.
Éducation des femmes -- Rome.
Aristocratie -- Éducation -- Rome.
Classes supérieures -- Éducation -- Rome.
Rome -- Civilisation.
Rome -- Moeurs et coutumes.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Dissertations (form) (NL-LeOCL)088144445
ISBN 0415196930
Standard No. 9780415196932
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