Carney, Elizabeth Donnelly & Sabine Müller (eds.). 2021. The Routledge Companion to Women and Monarchy in the Ancient Mediterranean World. London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
This volume offers the first comprehensive look at the role of women in the monarchies of the ancient Mediterranean. It consistently addresses certain issues across all dynasties: title; role in succession; the situation of mothers, wives, and daughters of kings; regnant and co-regnant women; role in cult and in dynastic image; and examines a sampling of the careers of individual women while placing them within broader contexts. Written by an international group of experts, this collection is based on the assumption that women played a fundamental role in ancient monarchy, that they were part of, not apart from it, and that it is necessary to understand their role to understand ancient monarchies. This is a crucial resource for anyone interested in the role of women in antiquity.
The following chapters are directly related to the studies of Ancient Iran:
- Agostini, Monica d’: “Seleukid Marriage Alliances”, Pp. 198-209.
- Brosius, Maria. “Achaimenid Women”, Pp. 149-160.
- Madreiter, Irene & Udo Hartmann: “Women at the Arsakid Court”, Pp. 234-245.
- Olbrycht, Marek Jan: “Seleukid Women”, Pp. 173-185.
- Ramsey, Gillian: “Apama and Stratonike: the first Seleukid basilissai“, Pp. 186-197.
- Strootman, Rolf: “Women and Dynasty and the Hellenistic Imperial Courts”, Pp. 333-345.
- Wiesehöfer, Josef: “Women of the Sasanid Dynasty (224-651 CE)”, Pp. 246-255.