WARFARE AND WOMEN IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

M de Marre

Abstract


The present article explores the often ambivalent relationship our
ancient sources had with the role of women in times of war, from the
Homeric to the early Byzantine period. The article takes the view that
these roles were not something invariably imposed by men, but were
part of a more general societal development, in which women as much as men supported the status quo, and for a variety of reasons.

Keywords


Greek- Athenian- Roman women; offensive- defensive warfare; weapons; honour

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7445/65-0-1022

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