Women in the ancient world

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An extensive and fascinating collection of stories featuring both famous and everyday women, giving a well-rounded view of the lives of women in the ancient world.

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JOYCE E. SALISBURY is Frankenthal Professor Emerita of History at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay. She has a doctorate in medieval history from Rutgers University, and throughout her career has won many teaching awards. Professor Salisbury is also a respected scholar who has written and edited more than 10 books, including the award-winning reference work, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life: A Tour Through History from Ancient Times to the Present, Perpetua's Passion: Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman, and The Blood of Martyrs: Unintended Consequences of Ancient Violence. She has recently taught medieval history while traveling around the world with the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea.