Sep 24, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 [Archived Catalog]

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CLAS 3430 - Women in the Ancient Mediterranean


Explores the main sources of information about women in the related Mediterranean cultures of Greece, Rome the Near East and Egypt from 2000 B.C.E. to the 4th century C.E. These cultures are all patriarchal societies with an agricultural base for the economy, where women were seen as inferior to men, and their roles were tied to reproduction and care of the household. Textual evidence consideration includes economic and legal texts, epic, love poetry, drama, religious texts and funerary inscriptions, while the archaeological evidence includes sculpture and paintings. Focuses upon the culturally defined gender biases in the sources, and on feminist methodologies devised to clarify and interpret these biases.

Requisites: WGS 1000 or Soph or Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3.0
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I



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