The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought, 2014, republished as part of the Routledge Revivals series. Originally published in 1986, Croom Helm.
Book Chapters & Journal Articles
STEPPING OVER THE LINE: SHOES AND BOUNDARY-CROSSING IN ANCIENT GREECE
Stepping over the line: shoes and boundary-crossing in ancient Greece, in Alicia J.Batten and Kelly Olson, eds., Dress in Mediterranean Antiquity. Greeks, Romans, Jews, Christians, Bloomsbury 2021
One shoe off and one shoe on: the motif of monosandalism in ancient Greece, in Sadie Pickup and Sally Waite, eds., Shoes, Slippers and Sandals. Feet and Footwear in Classical Antiquity, Routledge, 2018
PARTHENON FRIEZE TO STAR IN THE LONDON OLYMPICS
Parthenon Frieze to Star in the London Olympics, in CA News June 2012
Visions of Childhood: Girls, Boys and Adults in Attic Vase-painting, in H.Whittaker, ed., In Memoriam. Commemoration, communal memory, and gender values in the ancient Graeco-Roman world, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011
Gender and the Classics Curriculum
Gender and the Classics Curriculum The Higher Education Academy: Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology, 2008
A survey into the teaching of gender within classics degrees.
Beneath their Shining Feet: Shoes and Sandals in Classical Greece, in G. Riello & P. McNeil, eds., Shoes. A history from sandals to sneakers Berg, 2006 and 2011.
Gendered Viewing in Classical Greece, papers from the conference Seeing the past: building knowledge of the past and present through acts of seeing held at Stanford University in February 2005 (with Nancy Rabinowitz).
I got this book for some research for a paper I am writing on how Women are represented in classical Greek literature and how it is similar to or different from how they were in actual Greek life. This book was the perfect pick for this assignment. The writing flows nicely allowing for quick reading and the information was golden. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in women in history.
This very readable book gives as good a look as possible at the position of women in Archaic and Classical Athens. As women’s writings from this time haven’t survived, the author looks at legal documents, literature and sculpture as ways of understanding women’s lives. At the same time, she is careful to note that her sources, with the single exception of Sappho, are male and biased. The concluding pages on the Hellenistic era make one wish she hadn’t decided to stop her story with the rise of Macedonia.
Women in Classical Athens is a concise summary of the information known about women and their status in Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BC. It also can be read as a good introduction to the lives of women in Classical Athens.
The accurate and precise fashion in which Sue Blundell presents her outline answers in the affirmative to another question included in the first appendix, “Do we really need ‘Women in …’ books?”
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