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Introduction

Janet H. Tulloch

Janet H. Tulloch is a Contract Instructor in the College of Humanities at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is author of several articles on Women and Antiquity including: "Devotional Visuality and Family Funerary Monuments in the Roman World," "Women Leaders in Family Funerary Banquets," and "Art and Archaeology as an Historical Resource for the Study of Women in Early Christianity." Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...In this digital age, where the events of last week seem like a decade ago, younger readers might be wondering what significance the cultural history of women who lived 2,500 to 1,000 years ago has for them. Let me begin to answer...

Religion and Ritual

A Cultural History Of Color in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Cultural History Chapter

...What color are the gods? How does color shape religious experience? Historians of ancient religion have not traditionally paid much attention to these questions; nevertheless, I was compelled to address them when choosing cover designs...

Health and Hygiene

A Cultural History of Hair in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Hair played a small, but important role in thinking about health and disease in the ancient world. Medical writers, from the authors of the Hippocratic corpus (collectively our earliest body of Greek prose texts, with some works dating from...

Money and the Issues of the Age

A Cultural History of Money in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...For when they had come to supply themselves more from abroad by importing things in which they were deficient and exporting those of which they had a surplus, the employment of money necessarily came to be devised. For the natural...

Circulation: Theatre as Mobile Political, Economic and Cultural Capital

A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Drama, a quintessentially Athenian creation, spread quickly beyond Athens’ borders and into every corner of the ancient world, passing through a variety of media, languages and meanings with each new audience. The term ‘circulation’, used...

Peace, War, and Gender

A Cultural History of Peace in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...In book 6 of the Iliad, in a tender scene on the walls of Troy, Hektor tells Andromache not to grieve excessively for him at the prospect of his death, since he, like other men, cannot escape his fate:This famous scene, known...

The House

A Cultural History of the Home in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Cultural History Chapter

...This chapter explores the character of ancient Greek housing between c. 800 bce and 600 ce – that is, over the period of approximately 1400 years, from the Early Iron Age and Archaic periods which saw the growth of villages into flourishing...

Arguments

A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Speech Writing In his play Clouds, the comic writer Aristophanes suggests that if his comic hero Strepsiades (who is a dunce) trained with Socrates as a speechwriter he could earn popularity, as well...

Society and Family

A Cultural History Of Tragedy in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...Literary-critical comments on the family in Greek tragedy begin with Aristotle’s discussion in the Poetics.A fixed date for the Poetics cannot be established, see S. Halliwell, Aristotle’s Poetics (London: Duckworth, 1986; reprint Chicago...

Ideas: Philosophy, Religion, and History

A Cultural History of Memory in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...Over the last fifteen years, my work on ancient philosophical conceptions of memory has greatly benefited from the feedback of more friends and colleagues than I could mention here. I would like to thank them all here collectively...