Women and Slaves in Classical Culture examines how ancient societies were organized around slave-holding and the subordination of women. It reveals how women and slaves interacted with one another in both the cultural representations and the social realities of the Greco-Roman world. The contributors explore a broad range of evidence including: the mythical constructions of epic and drama the love poems of Ovid the Greek medical writers Augustine's autobiography a haunting account of an unnamed Roman slave the archaeological remains of a slave mining camp near Athens. Shane Butler, The American Academy in Rome, Italy Patricia Clarke, University of Victoria, Canada Joy Connolly, University of Washington, USA Nancy Demand, Indiana Uni
Sandra R. Joshel teaches ancient history, myth and culture and women's studies in the Liberal Arts Department of the New England Conservatory of Music. She is the author of Work, Identity and Legal Status at Rome: A Study of the Occupational Inscriptions (1992). Sheila Murnaghan is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey (1987).