A Companion to Women in the Ancient World (Blackwell

A spouse to ladies within the historic global offers an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based number of newly-commissioned essays from renowned students at the research of girls within the historic world.

• the 1st interdisciplinary, methodologically-based choice of readings to handle the examine of ladies within the old global
• Explores a extensive diversity of issues when it comes to girls in antiquity, together with: Mother-Goddess conception; ladies in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the close to East; ladies and the family members, the country, and faith; costume and Adornment; girl Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial girls; girls in past due Antiquity; Early girls Saints; and lots of extra
• Thematically prepared to stress the significance of old subject matters of continuity, improvement, and innovation
• Reconsiders a lot of the well known facts and preconceived notions in relation to girls in antiquity contains contributions from a few of the such a lot well known students linked to the research of ladies in antiquity

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Just about this time, the Quincy boot and shoe industry was beginning its decline, and Charles probably acquired his position only because the factory was owned by Lizzie’s relatives. Hired as a boot cutter, Charles’s annual wages must have been about six hundred dollars; since the Folletts had only one child, Charles’s wages surely covered their basic expenses, but the ‘‘numerous other little things’’ were easier to secure with the supplementary income from the boarders. In return, the family had to endure a loss of privacy and, after the birth of Mary’s brother, George Dexter, late in 1877, cramped living conditions.

The most terrible indigestion was the result. ’’ Thompson was one of numerous middle-class, native-born men and women who were ‘‘anxious, harried, often unwell, and . . ∑ Today the most widely known form of mental healing is undoubtedly Christian Science, but in the last decades of the nineteenth century, the Christian Science church had considerable competition. The Boston Post reported ‘‘at least four schools of mental healing in Boston’’ in 1885, and the next few years saw the establishment of several more.

On the surface, Mary may have seemed to suffer her fate willingly, but underneath she was considerably less sanguine. ’ ’’ Founded in 1873, five years before the more famous Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circles, the society was the idea of Anna Eliot Ticknor, George Ticknor’s privileged daughter. Ticknor had learned of the existence of an English Society for the Encouragement of Home Study, in which well-educated ladies offered other women of their class a means of continuing their studies without exposing themselves to the ‘‘dangers’’ inherent in collegiate education.

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