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Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Rosie Wyles and Edith Hall

Abstract

This book is the first written history of the pioneering women born between the Renaissance and 1913 who played significant roles in the history of classical scholarship. Working in the shadows of husbands, fathers, and brothers, excluded from institutional support, denigrated for being lightweight or over-ambitious, women have nevertheless taught, edited, translated, analysed, elucidated, and compiled Latin and Greek texts for more than 500 years. Twenty essays by international specialists, arranged in broadly chronological order, and accompanied by images, trace the lives, obstacles, and las ... More

Keywords: Women, Classics, Classical scholarship, education, translation, Latin, Greek, history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198725206
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725206.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosie Wyles, editor
Lecturer in Classical History and Literature, University of Kent

Edith Hall, editor
Professor of Classics, King's College London

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