Matrona Docta: Educated Women in the Roman Elite from Cornelia to Julia Domna (Routledge Classical Monographs)

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Matrona Docta presents a unique study of the education of upper-class women in Roman society in the central period of Roman history, from the second century BC to AD 235.
Emily A. Hemelrijk reconstructs women's opportunities to acquire an education, the impediments they faced, the level of education they could reach and the judgement on educated women in Roman society. She examines also the role of women as patronesses of literature, learning and Roman women's writing.

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Emily A. Hemelrijk is a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Leiden. She has published numerous articles on Roman women in various learned journals

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"An exemplary and thorough study of the subject."
-Holt N. Parker, University of Cincinnati, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"A solid historical and literary account of the evidence, which will be the foundation for all future studies of the education of women in antiquity. All levels."
-"Choice, March 2000
"Hemelrijk's greatest contribution ... lies in her precise and comprehensive presentation of the ancient textual evidence, which allows the reader to form her own conclusions.."
-Cloelia, Fall 2001

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