Women in Antiquity Review Sheet

I will be in class by 10am today. We’ll discuss the final chapter of Women in the Classical World and Book 1 of Virgil’s Aeneid on Friday; apologies for a change in plans.

FINAL EXAM—Tuesday, May 18, 9-11.30am
1) Essay questions
You’ll have a choice of two questions. Some topics to keep in mind: marriage among the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans (differences, similarities); political role/power of women; sources and evidence about women’s lives in the ancient world.

2) Below are the terms (a few more may be added) that I’ll draw on for the Identifications section of the exam. Please copy the list and be ready to ask me about any terms that aren’t familiar, definitions, etc.

Asklepius
Hippocrates
Hippocratic Oath
wandering womb
Etruscans
sarcophagus
cinerary
Livy, Ab Urbe Condita
753 B.C.
Romulus and Remus
Rape of the Sabine Woman
Cloelia
Lucretia
Cornelia
Vestal Virgin
paterfamilias
materfamilias
patria potestas
pudicitia
virtus
manus

agnates
cognates
dowry
divorce
Lex Oppia (215 B.C.)
Lex Julia (18 B.C.)
Lex Papia Poppaea (9 B.C.)
Livia
Dido

3) Identification of passages
There will be short passages from the list of texts below; you will have to (1) identify the author and title; (2) state the significance of the passage to the study of women in antiquity.
Aeschylus, Oresteia (Agamemnon, Choephoroi/Libation Bearers, Eumenides)
Hippocrates, Hippocratic Corpus
Aristotle, Generation of Animals
The Twelve Tables
Livy, Ab Urbe Condita (Roman history)
Virgil, Aeneid, Book I
Gaius, Institutes (legal texts)
Sulpicia, poems


Aeneas’ journey
Images of Aeneas and Dido
arch of Septimius Severus

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