Women in Peloponnesian War Bibliography


Query From Debra Schneider debschne@uclink4.berkeley.edu 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.

Responses:

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 dschaps@mail.biu.ac.il, Dept. of Classical Studies, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel Fax 972-3-534-7601

Xenophon _Anabasis_

Other Suggestions:

The play "Trojan Women"