Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: Maintaining Boundaries: The Status of Actresses in Early Christian Society [The author deals in part with conditions in early Byzantium. In most instances actresses could only escape social and legal infamy by renouncing the stage. In a few cases, such as that of Theodora, highly favored actresses were able to marry into the senatorial class by some legal manoeuvering. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Vigiliae Christianae 52, ( 1998): Pages 293 - 318.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Actresses Byzantium Law Social Class Theodora, Wife of Justinian I, Byzantine Emperor
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean;Italy
  • Century: 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00426032
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