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Books About Important Women and Women's Roles in the Roman World

The books in this section are either biographies or collections of biographies of women in Roman history.

Bellerophon Books Infamous Women Paper Dolls Santa Barbara, CA Bellerophon Books, 1994.
Keywords: Women History Famous Personalities Persons Biography

Oost, Herbert Irwin Galla Placidia Augusta Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ????.
Keywords: Women History Ancient Rome Roman Empire Church Byzantine Byzantium

Fraser, Antonia The Warrior Queens New York: Vantage, 1988.
Keywords: Women Biography Queens Biography Women in Politics Women Soldiers History Ancient Roman Palmyra Britain Europe England Egypt Spain

Boyd, Mildred Rulers in Petticoats New York: Criterion, 1966.
Keywords: Women History Rome Europe History Ancient

Giacosa, Giorgio Women of the Caesars: Their Lives and Portraits on Coins Rome?: Edizioni Arte E. Moneta,???.
Keywords: Rome History Rome Civilization Coins Roman Ladies Noblewomen Women

Trager, James The Women's Chronology: A Year-By-Year Record from Prehistory to the Present New York: Henry Holt, 1994.
Keywords: Women History Chronology Chronology, Historical History Ancient Timelines


The Following books deal with Roman daily life and social customs. They will have Information about the role of Women in Roman society but they do not provide biographical information concerning any particular woman in history.

Aries, Philippe and Georges Duby, eds. A History of Private Life 1: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium (Hardback) Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 1987.
Keywords: Manners and Customs Family History Civilization History Europe Social Conditions Rome History Byzantine Empire history Women

Browning, Robert Justinian and Theodora London: Thames and Hudson, 1987.
Keywords: Byzantine Empire History Rome History

Balsdon, J.P.V.D. Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969.
Keywords: History Rome Roman Empire Customs Civilization Daily Life

Paoli, Ugo Enrico Rome: Its People, Life, and Customs New York: David McKay Co., ????.
Keywords: History Rome Roman Empire Customs Civilization Daily Life

Carcopino, Jerome Daily Life in Ancient Rome New Haven: Yale University Press, 1968.
Keywords: History Rome Civilization Classical Roman Culture

Hamilton. Edith The Roman Way New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1960.
Keywords: Rome History Rome Civilization

Dupont, Florence Trans. by Christopher Woodall Daily Life in Ancient Rome Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1992.
Keywords: Rome Social Life and Customs Rome History

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