By Rebecca Futo Kennedy
Many of the ladies whose names are identified to background from Classical Athens have been metics or immigrants, associated within the literature with assumptions of being ‘sexually exploitable.’ regardless of fresh scholarship on girls in Athens past notions of the ‘citizen spouse’ and the ‘common prostitute,’ the scholarship on girls, either citizen and international, is concentrated virtually completely on girls within the reproductive and sexual financial system of town. This e-book examines the placement of metic ladies in Classical Athens, to appreciate the social and financial function of metic ladies within the urban, past the sexual exertions industry.
This ebook contributes to 2 vital features of the heritage of lifestyles in 5th century Athens: it explores our wisdom of metics, a little-researched crew, and contributes to the examine if girls in antiquity, which has regularly divided ladies socially among citizen-wives and everybody else. this practice has wrongly positioned metic girls, simply because they can now not legally be other halves, as a few number of whores. writer Rebecca Kennedy evaluations the normal method of the examine of ladies via an exam of basic literature on non-citizen ladies within the Classical interval. She then constructs new methods to the examine of metic women in Classical Athens that healthy the facts and open up extra paths for exploration. This modern quantity advances the examine of girls past their sexual prestige and breaks down the ideological constraints that either Victorians and feminist students reacting to them have traditionally relied upon in the course of the examine of ladies in antiquity.
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Immigrant Women in Athens: Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City (Routledge Studies in Ancient History) by Rebecca Futo Kennedy