Changes to Diotima by section since the last of these updates; please
forward as appropriate. Sections withouth significant changes not listed
here. NB the intro chapter to Lyons/Koloski-Ostrow, _Naked Truths About
Classical Art_ now available.
Linked Course Materials
1. J. Sickinger, "Gender and Society in Ancient Greece" (Florida State
University, Fall 1997)
2. Nick Cahill, "Art History 505: Marriage and Death in Greek Art"
(University of Wisconsin, Fall 1997)
3. J. de Luce, "Women in Antiquity" (Miami University of Ohio, Fall, 1997)
4. M. Katz, "Women in Ancient Greece" (Wesleyan University, Fall 1997)
5. M. Katz, "Women and the Polis in Ancient Greece" (Wesleyan University,
1. Sophocles' Antigone, Translated by Wm. Blake Tyrrell and Larry J.
Bennett (with copious notes and an introduction covering translation
issues, historical context, details of the dramatic festivals, etc.)
2. Great Books Index: Homepage and Author List
3. Ronald A. Simkins, Index to Ancient Near Eastern Texts On-line
4. Selected Freedwomen Inscriptions (Ken Mayer and students)
5. Apollonius Rhodius (fl. 3rd Century B.C.), Argonautica (Loeb
Translation by R.C. Seaton, 1912)
6. The Life of Hipparchia (Diogenes Laertius Book VI. 96-98), translation
and notes by Celia Luschnig
7. Lampridius: "The Life of Heliogabalus"
8. Athenaeus: Deipnosophists, Book XIII (Concerning Women)
9. Sappho's Hymn to Aphrodite, translated by Elizabeth Vandiver
10. Horace, Epodes 3, 8, and 12, translated by John Quinn
11. Illness of Maidens (8.466-70 Littre), translation adapted from
N.Demand, Birth, Death and Motherhood, Johns Hopkins, 1994
12. Catullus, Poem 64: The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, translated by
13. Sophocles' Trachiniae, translated by Robert Torrance
Notes, Essays, Articles, Chapters, etc.
1. Deborah Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth
and Cult (entire book availabel on-line at PUP)
2. Claire L. Lyons and Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, "Naked Truths About
Classical Art: An Introduction" (intro chapter to book on-line in Diotima)
3. N. W. Slater, "The Fictions of Patriarchy in Terence's Hecyra,"
Classical World 81 (1988)
4. N. W. Slater, "Waiting in the Wings: Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae,"
Arion 5.1 (1997)
5. Marilyn Katz, "Daughters of Demeter," forthcoming in Becoming Visible:
Women in European History, ed. Bridenthal, Stuard and Wiener (Boston:
Houghton, Mifflin and Co.)
6. Trudy Harrington Becker, "Ambiguity and the Female Warrior: Vergil's
Camilla," Electronic Antiquity Vol. 4 Issue 1 - August 1997
7. David Silverman, "Connelly on the Parthenon Frieze" (course document,
8. James R. Bradley (Trinity College, Hartford), "The Elegies of Sulpicia:
An Introduction and Commentary," New England Classical Journal Vol.
XXII.4 (May, 1995)
9. David Braund, "Plutarch's Pyrrhus and Euripides' Phoenician Women:
Biography and Tragedy on Pleonectic Parenting," Histos (August, 1997)
10. Valerie French, "Midwives and Maternity Care in the Roman World,"
reprinted from a special issue of Helios entitled "Rescuing Creusa: New
Methodological Approaches to Women in Antiquity," (Helios, New Series
13(2), 1986, pp. 69-84
11. Rebecca Resinski, "Constituting an Adorned Female Body -- from Pandora
to Livy's Lex Oppia" (This paper was delivered at the Kentucky Foreign
Language Conference, April 1997, as part of a panel on Greek and Roman
bodies.) -- down at the bottom in the theory section.
12. Zola Packman, "Undesireable Company: The Categorisation of Women in
Roman Law," Scholia 3 (Inaugural address, Chair of Classics, University
of Natal, delivered 3 June 1992)
(Too many individual bibliographical items are being added all the time for
them to be noted here.)
1. A Bibliography for the Study of Widows in the Hebrew Bible and the
Ancient Near East
2. new link from the Ancient Philosophy bibliography to Hippias: Limited
Area Search of Philosophy on the Internet (sibling of Argos)
3. link from Greek Historian bibliography to Chaironeia, Plutarch's home
on the Web
4. link from index to Ovid's Heroides: readings from the future
(bibliography and more, by Effie Spentzou)
5. The Amazons (attractive new web site linked from the Centaurs and
6. link from index to Witches and Magic Users in Greek Literature: Magic
Bibliographies and Resources by John-Gabriel Bodard
7. "Women Warriors of the Eurasian Steppes" (The Center for the Study of
the Eurasian Nomads) linked from Centaurs and Amazons bibliography
1. A Visual Tour through Late Antiquity, with an emphasis on Gaul and the
time of Gregory of Tours (compiled by Steve Muhlberger)
2. The Parthenon (images, links, discussion of features: David Silverman)
3. The Temple of Zeus at Olympia (reconstruction drawings with discussion
4. Forum Romanum, a student project. Lots of great pictures, and under
biographies you'll find brief discussions of Agrippina Minor,
Cleopatra, Clodia, Livia, Poppaea and many others.
5. North Carolina Museum of Art: Classical Collections (includes some
Shockwave and Quicktime VR presentations, e.g. of the Aphrodite of
6. Exploring Ancient World Cultures: Internet Resources (image index)
7. 9000 Years of Anatolian Woman: An Exhibition by the Turkish Ministry of
8. Search the holdings of the National Gallery of Art. Choose "mythology"
from the list of "popular subjects" for art inspired by the ancient
1. Catholicism on the Web
2. Alan Humm (University of Pennsylvania), Lilith: a comprehensive site
(texts, images, bibliographies)
3. The Life of Adam and Eve: The Biblical Story in Judaism and
Christianity. Gary A. Anderson (The University of Virginia), Michael E.
Stone (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
4. Michael L. Satlow et al. (University of Virginia), Inscriptions from
the Land of Israel:
This project seeks to collect and make available all the inscriptions
from the Land of Israel that date from the Hellenistic period (c. 330
BCE) through the Persian conquest (614 C.E.). In progress.
5. The Scholarly Technology Group at Brown University offers a Bible
Browser, featuring "a simple but powerful interface designed to help
you browse the Bible actively, in a way that is not possible with
traditional printed books. Using the Bible Browser, you can look up
biblical passages directly, by keyword, substring, or word pattern. You
can also perform phrase searches, execute logical operations on groups
of passages, retrieve passages from different versions, and limit in
various ways the quantity and range of material retrieved."
(revisions overdue in this section: we need to link in passages from texts
in Roman Perseus)
Announcements, Calls for Papers
1. Women Writing In Latin (cfp for new anthology)
2. Intimate Relations: The Family in Ancient Egypt (Symposium)
3. Athena in the Classical World. Lincoln College Oxford, 2nd-3rd April
1998. Notice & Call For Papers
4. After the Body: An International Conference on Religion, Culture and
Gender (University of Manchester, 22-25 June 1998)
5. Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal. This refereed journal
will be published exclusively on the Internet, as a forum for scholarly
debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. The ultimate aim of the
journal is to promote the reconceptualization of the study of Judaism,
by acknowledging and incorporating the roles played by women, and by
encouraging the development of alternative research paradigms. It is
particularly intended to promote critical analysis of gender
inequalities within Jewish religion, culture and society, both ancient
and modern. The journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes
a variety of approaches. The material may be cross-methodological or
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