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Lecture 2

Week 2: Marriage, Sex, Motherhood, and Death Detailed notes on this week's topic, including a list of relevant testable terms (according to terms highlighted during the course as taught last year). Listened to lecture recordings and took extra notes in a

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA219H1
Professor
Melanie Racette- Campbell
Semester
Fall

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September 23 2010CLA219 Lecture 2 Marriage Sex Motherhood and DeathDecent translationsThe perseus Project onlineQuestions from last classMethodologyResistant readerrefusing to accept that dominant perspective in text is the only perspective ie reading between the lines to get information that would otherwise be obscure or inaccessibleMost information on wealthy women and their slavesnot necessarily on poor womenwhere was the interestExposure of girls widespreadEvidence for lower numbers of womenP 103 of Leftowitz and FantNaming ConventionsGreek women and men usually only have one nameOften taken from character traits ie AgapeloveOften have an additional identifier after ex Agape daughter ofAthenian women often werent refered to by their own name seen as disrespectful but were referred to as daughter ofSlaves also only had one nameRoman women also usually had one nameGotten in a different wayRoman men got their names byHave at least 2 names first namelimited number of themand a family namerdSome men also had a 3 name often used to differentiate different branches of most ly aristocratic familiesRoman namesGaius first name Julius family name Caesar additional nameHis daughter is named Julia feminine form of fathers family nameIf there were more than one daughter often they were numbered and often had family nicknamesThere are cases when the daughter does not get their name from her fatherHis freed slave is named Julia feminine form of her former masters family name Agape Greek name that she had as a slave
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