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Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Ross Shepard Kraemer


In Unreliable Witnesses, Ross Shepard Kraemer shows how her mind has changed or remained the same since the publication of her groundbreaking study, Her Share of the Blessings (1992). Unreliable Witnesses scrutinizes more closely how ancient constructions of gender undergird accounts of women’s religious practices in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean. Kraemer analyzes how gender provides the historically obfuscating substructure of diverse texts: Livy’s account of the origins of the Roman Bacchanalia; Philo of Alexandria’s envisioning of idealized, masculinized women philosophers; rabbinic debates ... More

Keywords: femininity, masculinity, religion, religions, gender, redescribing, Greco-Roman, ancient Mediterranean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199743186
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743186.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross Shepard Kraemer, author
Brown University