Query From Debra Schneider email@example.com 24 April 1998
I am a middle school teacher working with a group on developing curriculum to teach mu sixth graders about ancient Greece. We are planning a lesson in which students would debate issues around t the Peloponnesian War, but the other group members are looking at the viewpoints of male political leaders. Their argument: "This is what we have resources for." Is there recent scholarship on the views of women and others on this war? I want to get us away from a purely male and political POV. Any recommendations for readings or other listservs are greatly appreciated.
Aristophanes His comedic play, "Lysistrata"
Gera, Deborah _Warrior Women: The Anonymous Tractatus DeMulieribus (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava. Supplementum, No, 162)_. NY: E.J. Brill, 1997.
Grant DePauw, Linda _Battle Cries and Lullabies Women in War from Prehistory to the Present_(U of Oklahoma Press; forthcoming this fall(1998).
Lefkowitz, Mary R. and M.B. Fant, Eds. _Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation_(Baltimore: John Hopkins U Press, 1982).
Keuns, (sp?), Eva _The Reign of the Phallus_
Pericles _Funeral Oration_
Plato _Republic_, Book 5 _Laws_
Schaps, Davis "The Women of Greece in Wartime." _Classical Philology_77. (1982): 193-213. Contact Schaps at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dept. of Classical Studies, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel Fax 972-3-534-7601
The play "Trojan Women"