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Who cooked Aristotle’s dinner? Women and the ancient (Greek) economy

Gerald F. Else Lecture in the Humanities Presented by Claire Taylor
Friday, October 13, 2023
4:00-6:30 PM
Great Lakes Room Palmer Commons Map
Where are the women in the study of ancient economies?
Their relative invisibility can only be partially explained by the surviving sources given that the last 50 years have seen a great deal of work on women and gender in other fields of ancient history. Routinely in accounts of ancient economies women’s experience is either ignored or viewed in limited terms and economic actors are conceptualized as being male by default. This talk argues that through the employment of a feminist theoretical framework, we can suggest new ways to consider multiple aspects of ancient economies.

Claire Taylor is John W. & Jeanne M. Rowe Chair and Professor of Ancient Greek History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Poverty, Wealth and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens (2017) and co-editor (with Kostas Vlassopoulos) of Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World (2015) and (with J.A. Baird) Ancient Graffiti in Context (2011).
Building: Palmer Commons
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Classical Studies, Free, In Person, Interdisciplinary, Talk
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Classical Studies, Interdepartmental Program in Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology