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Published: 20 November 2003

434 Pages | halftones and maps


ISBN: 9780199259618

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Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria

Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered

Joan E. Taylor

  • Opens up new dimensions of Jewish life and thought in ancient Alexandria
  • Provides a model of women philosophers that were previously little known
  • Sheds new light on Hellenistic and Roman Egypt
  • Provides new insights into Philo of Alexandria
  • Original feminist approach - shows how feminist historiography can be used productively
  • Thorough analysis of the Greek and Latin sources
  • Includes a new translation of De Vita Contemplativa