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Exhuming gender : interpreting Roman women through epithets and epitaphs

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Title: Exhuming gender : interpreting Roman women through epithets and epitaphs
Author: Sullivan, Mary Florence
Type: Thesis
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: This paper explores the definition of the female gender throughout the Roman female life course and how it was reflected in funerary epitaphs. By applying contemporary secondary research on the female life course to funerary epitaphs, this paper follows the changing definition of the female gender through females‟ life course transitions from the stage infantia, to puella, virgo, matrona, and finally to anus. Viewing these transitions through the lens of epithetic trends gives an insight into the lives of ordinary Roman females and demonstrates how a female's transition through the stages of the life course was measured in terms of gender.
Subject: Epitaphs
Subject: Social conditions
Subject: Rome
Subject: Women
Subject: Sex role
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7090

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Sullivan, Mary Florence. "Exhuming gender : interpreting Roman women through epithets and epitaphs". 2011. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7090.

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