bibliography & resources

Further readings on women in antiquity. Call numbers refer to holdings in Mugar Memorial Library.


Primary sources (in translation)
Texts and translations of ancient literature in the Loeb classical library [online access]
Anthology of translated primary sources [online access]
M. R. Lefkowitz and M. B. Fant, Women’s Life in Greece and Rome. [online via Diotima]
R. Shepard Kraemer, Women’s religions in the Greco-Roman world: a sourcebook. 2004. [online access; BL625.7 .M34 2004]


Works of Scholarship
J. P. V. D. Balson, Roman WomenTheir History and Habits. 1962. [DG91 .B3 1975]
S. de Beauvoir, The Second Sex. Reprint: 1961. [HQ1208 .B35213 1993]
P. du Bois, Sowing the Body. Psychoanalysis and Ancient Representations of Women. 1988/1991. [online access; HQ1127 .D83 1988]
A. Cameron and A. Kuhrt, Images of Women in Antiquity. 1983. [HQ1127 .I43 1983]
E. Cantarell, Bisexuality in the Ancient World. 1992. [HQ76.2.R6 C3613 1992]
J. Davidson, Courtesans and Fishcakes: the consuming passions of classical Athens. [DF275 .D23 1998]
D. Haraway, “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective.” Feminist Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3. 1988. pp. 575-599. [online access]
T. K. Hubbard, ed., A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities. 2014. [online access]

M. Ehrenberg, Women in Prehistory. 1989. [GN799.W66 E47 1989]
E. Fantham, H. P. Foley, N. B. Kampen, S. B. Pomeroy, H. A. Shapiro, Women in the Classical World. 1994. [online access; HQ1127.W652 1994]
H. P. Foley, ed., Reflections of Women in Antiquity. 1981. [HQ1134.R4]
J. F. Gardner. Women in Roman Law and Society. 1986. [KJA0 .G37 1986b]  
J. Hallett and T. von Nortwick, Compromising Traditions. The personal voice in classical scholarship. 1997. [online accessPA27 .C64 1997]
E. Hemelrijk, Matrona docta: educated women in the Roman élite from Cornelia to Julia Domna. 1999 [HQ1136 .H45 1999]
E. Keuls, Reign of the Phallus. Sexual Politics in Ancient Athens. 1985. [HQ1134 .K48 1985]
K. Lapatin, Mysteries of the Snake Goddess. 2002. [DF220.3 .L37 2002]
M. R. Lefkowitz, Women in Greek Myth. 1986/2007. [
BL795.W65 L44 2007]
M. R. Lefkowitz, Heroines & Hysterics. 1981. [PA3016.W7 L4 1981b]
G. Lerner, The Creation of Patriarchy. 1986. [online access; HQ1121 .L47 1986]
T. McGinn, Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome. 2003. [online access;]
T. McGinn, The economy of prostitution in the Roman world: a study of social history & the brothel. 2004. [online access]
S. Pomeroy, Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves. 1975. [online access; HQ1134 .P64]
N. Rabinowitz and A. Richlin, eds., Feminist Theory and the Classics. [PA35 .F46 1993]
B. Rawson, ed., Marriage, Divorce, and Children in Ancient Rome. 1996. [HQ511 .M37 1996]
A. Richlin, ed., Pornography and Representation in Greece and Rome. 1992. [HQ472.G8 P67 1992]
A. Richlin, Arguments with Silence. Writing the History of Roman Women. 2014. [online access]
G. Sissa, Sex and sensuality in the ancient world. 2008. [HQ13.S5213 2008]
M. Skinner, ed., Rescuing Creusa. New Methodological Approaches to Women in Antiquity. 1987. [HQ1127 .R47 1987]
R. Wyles and E. Hall, eds., Women classical scholars: unsealing the fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly. 2016. [online access]


List of women writers in antiquity [online access]
List of editions of classical texts and translations by women scholars [online access]