Women & Antiquity Homework

Read for Friday, January 29: Homeric Hymn to Demeter and the 1st book of Homer’s Odyssey


Women in Ancient Art

  • Venus of Willendorf
  • Egyptians
  • Minoans
  • ancient Palestine
  • ancient Greeks
  • Romans

Maidens/Korai

(maiden/korê)

  • ‘education’
  • choral dancing; poetry
  • statues

Marriage

  • Nausicaä in Homer’s Odyssey
  • Persephone in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter
  • wives: Penelope as the ideal

Misogyny

  • Myth of Pandora
  • Semonides’ poem on the origins of differents kinds of women

Women & burial rites

Aristocratic / non-aristocratic women

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classicist | translator (of ancient Greek & Latin poetry & drama) View all posts by kristinachew

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