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Women in ancient Greece
Macdonald, Fiona.
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Publication Information:
New York : Peter Bedrick Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm.
Examines the status and conditions of women in ancient Greek society, discussing such topics as marriage and family life, clothing, domestic duties, religion, and more.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.1 2.0 60353.
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HQ1134 .M16 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Women have played critical roles in business, politics, and the family throughout history. However, it is only recently that these roles have been studied and valued by society as a whole. This book explores women's contributions to and lifestyles in Ancient Greece, broadening readers' perspectives and enhancing their appreciation of this essential "other half" of history.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-These titles are visually attractive, with lots of colorful, well-captioned photographs of art and artifacts. Double-page spreads introduce such topics as "Women at Home," "Palace Fashions," "Women's Status," or "Running the House." Much of what is covered is already available in other books for this age range. Information about clothes and cosmetics, weaving and cooking, and living arrangements can be found in the "Clues to the Past" series (Watts) and the "Eyewitness Books" (Knopf). However, Macdonald does go into more specific detail about women's status and occupations than the other books. She devotes a little space to a discussion of ancient Greek and Egyptian individuals, but Vicki Leon's Outrageous Women of Ancient Times (Wiley, 1997) provides much more detail and is more entertaining.-Rebecca O'Connell, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.