Gender, Cult, & Culture

in the Ancient World From
Mycenae to Byzantium
Proceedings of the Second Nordic Symposium
on Gender & Women's History in Antiquity,
Helsinki 20-22, October 2000

Edited By Lena Larsson Loven & Agneta Stromberg
December 2003
Paul Astroms Forlag
ISBN: 917081127X
202 pages, Illustrated, 6" x 8 "
$55.00 Hardcover

This volume presents the papers given at the Second Nordic Symposium on Gender and Women's Studies in Antiquity, which was held at Hanasaari - the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, - near Helsinki, in October 2000. The meeting in Helsinki is a follow-up of the First Nordic Symposium on Gender in Antiquity which took place in Goteborg, Sweden, in 1997.

Selections of the more than twenty papers presented at the Helsinki meeting are included in this volume. They cover a variety of aspects of gender among Greeks, Etruscans and Romans such as pre-Christian and Christian iconography, literature, historiography, women's work, and cult practices.

The contributions are an interdisciplinary representation of Nordic scholars and the papers cover a time span from Mycenaean times to Byzantium. Topics include: Evidence on Women's Work in the Late Bronze Age, Gender and Pre-Christian Iconography, Views on Women in Roman Literature, Women in Early Christianity and Byzantium.


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