Re: Book Review - The Romans (ed. Giardina)

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Wed, 27 Sep 1995 00:20:13 -0400

Danny, as I said b efore, the roles you listed were the 3 most
conventional ones. It happens that Italian universities admitted women
at a time when all other European universities rejected them. Ruby Rohrlich

On Tue, 26 Sep 1995, Danny Yee wrote
> > In discussing omissions in the topic of women, you list as
> > examples,motherhood, prostitution, and what was the third one? What,
> > you're not interested in women's political, economic, academic, religious
> > roles, only in the tired old stereotypes ofmother, prostitute, and etc.
> > But thanks for the reference, I'll read the book anyway. Ruby Rohrlich
> I must have given you the wrong idea about the book. It's not
> a general study of Roman society, but a study of the different
> *positions* or roles occupied by individuals. The chapters have
> titles like "The Jurist", "The Slave", etc. So I didn't expect
> a chapter on "Womens' Role in Economic life". And though I did
> think many of the chapters could have paid more attention to women,
> I think the biggest absence was chapters on female roles, to balance
> the chapters on exclusively male roles (such as soldiers and jurists).
> Hence the three possibilities I listed.
> Danny Yee.