Gender Issues and Daily Life

Tal Ilan

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199216437
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

 Gender Issues and Daily Life

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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 sources on Jewish women in Roman Palestine and studies the influence of the Graeco-Roman context on women. The article also discusses other features of women's daily life, including motherhood and the issue of menstrual purity.

Keywords: daily life; Jewish women; Graeco-Roman context; motherhood; menstrual purity

Article.  8633 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical History ; Gender and Sexuality

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