Elif Hilal Karaman is Research Associate in the Department of History of Religions at Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir, Turkey. She is part of a growing community of scholars who are seeking to bring female voices and perspectives to the study of the ancient world, NT, and archeology. In this regard, Karaman seeks to examine the different roles of women in Greco-Roman and Christian worlds and to discuss the presentations and changing perceptions of these women. The research contained herein is based on Karaman’s doctoral dissertation, “A Change in Perspective: A Comparison between Early Christian Literature and Greco-Roman Evidence on the Lives of Ephesian Women,” completed at the University of Manchester.

The volume begins with an important chapter on research samples. This chapter clarifies the scope of the project and focuses the reader on the locale of Ephesus. Karaman helpfully shows the importance of Ephesus for both the Greco-Roman and...

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