Women and Motherhood in Funerary Reliefs from Attica

Elena Sorge

Abstract


Interest increasing about woman in Athens of classical period is closely linke to the social importance of motherhood. Pregnancy and childbirth bear remarkable risks both for the mother and the unborn child. There are large number of funerary reliefs erected in Attica to commemorate the death in childbirth of young women. 

 

Key words: Mortherhood - Funerary reliefs


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