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The use of concepts developed in gender studies has significantly transformed research in classical studies, opening up a new and extremely fruitful field of cultural and social analysis. Inasmuch as many ideas and values that have played a major role in the construction of cultural and social identities in later western societies originate in classical antiquity, the texts and artifacts surviving from the ancient Mediterranean cultures represent an outstandingly productive field of application for gendered theoretical perspectives. Inquiries conducted into the relations among women, between women and men, among men, and on modes of constructing what qualifies as “feminine” and “masculine” have shed new light on the distinctive ways that ancient societies and cultures functioned, and are of major relevance for studying the reception of antiquity in western cultures.

In the general framework of studies on gender in Antiquity, the electronic journal Eugesta plays a special role as a virtual place for meeting and exchange between North American and European researchers.

Latest edition

Sheila Dillon
Female Portrait Statuary in Roman-period Athens: the epigraphic and sculptural evidence [Abstract][Full text]

Matthew Perry
The Lex Scantinia and the Public Response to Stuprum [Abstract][Full text]

Leah O’Hearn
Nocet esse feracem: An Ecofeminist Analysis of the Pseudo-Ovidian Nux [Abstract][Full text]

Emily Hemelrijk
Matronal virtues, professional pride and divine associations. Funerary commemoration of freedwomen in Roman Italy [Abstract][Full text]

Lovisa Brännstedt
Aemilia Lepida and the imago of Pompey. Female agency and the negotiation of public space in early imperial Rome [Abstract][Full text]

Catherine Connors
A Feminist Abolitionist reads Plutarch, Euripides, and Plato: Periclean Athens and Nineteenth Century America in Lydia Maria Child’s Philothea (1836) [Abstract][Full text]

Barbara Gold
Simone Weil’s Iliad: Misunderstanding Homer? [Abstract][Full text]

Rosario López Gregoris y Cristiana Salcedo González
Mundo clásico y ciencia ficción o cómo construir una utopía feminista: The Gate to Women’s Country de Sheri Tepper [Abstract][Full text]