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Defining Gender

Matthew J. Perry.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Greek and Roman Law. 5346 words.

This chapter examines how law contributed to the definition and establishment of gender in the Roman world, and ways that gender shaped the law. Lawmakers and jurists established distinct...

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Gender

Sylvia Parsons and David Townsend.

in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Gender and Sexuality. 11044 words.

The pervasively male authorship and audience of medieval Latin literary culture powerfully naturalizes an ideology that allows the relativity of the tradition's gendered constructions to...

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Gender in Roman Britain

Melanie Sherratt and Alison Moore.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain

September 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Gender and Sexuality. 8636 words.

Despite an increasing interest in social identity, the topic of gender identity remains under-theorized within Romano-British archaeology: gender categories are often assumed to be fixed...

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Gender in Roman Britain

Melanie Sherratt and Alison Moore.

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Gender and Sexuality. 8617 words.

Despite an increasing interest in social identity, the topic of gender identity remains under-theorized within Romano-British archaeology: gender categories are often assumed to be fixed...

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Gender Issues and Daily Life

Tal Ilan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical History; Gender and Sexuality. 8633 words.

This article describes the daily life of Jewish women. It shows how and where women's experience can be compared with, and even connected to, those of men. It determines the major types of...

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Gender Studies

Marilyn B. Skinner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Gender and Sexuality. 4650 words.

This article examines the meaning given within different social structures to human individuals, whose relationship even with their own bodies is culturally determined. While ‘gender’ is...

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Gender Studies

Anthony Corbeill.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

June 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical History; Gender and Sexuality. 5948 words.

Writers in ancient Rome devoted considerable energy to the investigation of gender, revealing a deep interest in the nature of masculinity and femininity as well as in a third category that...

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Literacy and Gender

Brigitte Lion.

in The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Gender and Sexuality; Historical Archaeology. 10966 words.

This article investigates the relation between gender and cuneiform literacy in ancient Mesopotamia. It suggests that the apparent exclusion of women from written culture needs to be...

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Men at War

Lawrence A. Tritle.

in The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Gender and Sexuality. 6798 words.

This chapter elaborates the understanding on Greek and Roman men at war. Preparation for battle in the ancient world was carefully approached. Military training at Rome was no less severe...

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Roman Prostitutes and Marginalization

Thomas A. J. McGinn.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

February 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Gender and Sexuality. 8272 words.

This article examines the marginalization of Roman prostitutes. It first looks at how prostitutes were marginalized, including the mechanisms that were used to move them to the very edges...

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