Women in Antiquity

An Online Resource for the Study of Women in the Ancient World


This is an interactive website created by Mount Allison University students enrolled in the course ‘Women in Antiquity‘ in 2017. Each student researched a topic of their choice relating to the overall course subject, and then populated a page of their own; their research is academic, but the web pages are intended for a general audience. Please take a look around, explore and learn about the lives and myths of women and goddesses from ancient Greece and Rome. We welcome any and all suggestions, so please feel free to comment on the pages. Enjoy!

“All the men added together made the solid world– they were the marbles in the jar, and women were whatever sand or water or air claimed the space left between them. That’s how I saw things as a young woman, that was my women’s studies. Now I’ve come to know that women are like vodka poured over men, who melt away like ice cubes.”

  ― Bonnie Jo Campbell