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Women and gender history, considered as an academic field, moved a lot since 2000, even in France. Therefore, every reader would expect to be enlightened on the methodological and theoretical positions assumed by the author of this paper. Working on the cultural context of ancient Greece and engaged in the specific scholarship background of French historiography (anthropological history renewed by feminism), my purpose is to develop the meaning of “women” for scholars, like me, who study individuals (male and female) in the gender era (part I). My second point is about the economic approach: working on the history of women in the field of economy is, on my point of view, a great challenge. Economic and gender scholarship really ever merge and this Conference is very interesting and innovative on this point (Part II). For this reason, joining gender and economic studies in Antiquity sounds very promising, even in Greek and classical studies. In engaging scholars in collecting various types of documents, textual and archeological ones, joining gender and economic studies also engages in throwing several and specific lights on the ancient society and its various ways of speaking of individuals, some documents underlining the distinction between male and female, some not (part III)
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halshs-01387030 , version 1 (25-10-2016)

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Violaine Sebillotte Cuchet. Women and the Economic History of the Ancient Greek World Still a challenge for gender studies. 2015. ⟨halshs-01387030⟩
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