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Preface and Acknowledgments

Sharon L. James and Sheila Dillon

Subject History

Key-Topics gender, women

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405192842.2012.00002.x


Our collaborative work on women in antiquity began ten years ago, when we first started to plan a graduate course on the subject, to be held jointly between our two universities. We had taught the course twice when we were invited to edit this Companion , which is shaped by our experience of bringing together and learning to integrate our very different backgrounds and specialties. We hope that the volume's interdisciplinary contents will be useful to readers from all fields. Naturally, we have incurred debts and obligations, which we gladly acknowledge here. First thanks go to Cecil Wooten, chair of Classics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for departmental support of this project, and to Serena Witzke, Anna Haldeman Ruddle, and Hannah Rich for assistance with the bibliography and illustrations. We want to thank also Daria Lanzuolo of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI) in Rome, Dr. Joachim Heiden of the DAI in Athens, Anja Slawisch of the DAI in Istanbul, Dr. Michael Kunst of the DAI in Madrid, and Dr. Ulrich Mania at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn for their generosity with illustrations. Special thanks are owed to Corry Arnold and Donald Haggis. We would like particularly to acknowledge Amy Gansell, who stepped in with virtually no notice when the article arranged for women in Mesopotamia fell through very late in the process of ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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