Woman, Children and Money in Greek History

History 103A.002

Spring 2008
Instructor (text): 
204 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Wed 10-12

This course will focus on the evidence for how money affected and shaped the lives of women and children in the ancient Greek world. The topics to be discussed will include inheritance, dowry, wages, legal disputes, contracts, slavery and sumptuary laws. Special attention will be given to documentary evidence from Egypt. Students will be introduced to the basic literature on Greek economic history as well as sources for women in antiquity. All readings will be in English. Students are required to write two pages ever week in response to the readings in addition to giving an oral presentation and writing a fifteen-page paper based on the oral presentation.