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Lewis Webb

Doctoral student

Lewis Webb
Doctoral student
lewis.webb@gu.se

Room number: 2328
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86, plan 3 , 41261 Göteborg


Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.historiskastudier.gu.se
historia@gu.se
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86 , 412 61 Göteborg

About Lewis Webb

Presentation

Lewis Webb is a PhD Candidate in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology. In his PhD dissertation, he is investigating elite female status competition in Mid-Republican Rome.

He has a Bachelor of Medical Science from Flinders University (Australia), a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Philosophy (Classics) from the University of Adelaide (Australia).

His research interests include: gender, status, and religion in Mid-Republican Rome.

Dissertation

A wealth of studies has shown how vital status competition (competition for prestige, glory) was for elite males in Mid-Republican Rome (264-133 BCE). Such competition lay behind and was the impetus for many elite male actions. If it was so vital to elite men, did it also motivate elite women? A few previous studies have identified the presence of status competition among elite women, but hitherto not one study addresses this phenomenon directly and exclusively. I take this lacuna as my point of departure. In my dissertation, I investigate the evidence for elite female status competition in Mid-Republican Rome.

The aims of my dissertation are to investigate the contours and permutations of elite female status competition in Mid-Republican Rome, and to consider several manifestations of elite female social position and status. The purposes of the dissertation are to fill a gender gap in the scholarship on status competition and to enrich scholarly understanding of elite female lives.

Latest publications

Mihi es aemula: Elite Female Status Competition in Mid-Republican Rome and the Example of Tertia Aemilia
Lewis Webb
Eris vs. Aemulatio: Valuing Competition in Classical Antiquity / Damon, Cynthia, Pieper, Christoph (eds.), Leiden ; Boston, Brill, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Religious Leadership, Ancient Roman Religions
Lewis Webb
Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture across History / Susan de-Gaia, Editor, Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, Encyclopedia entry 2018
Encyclopedia entry

Inter imperium sine fine: Thule and Hyperborea in Roman Literature
Lewis Webb
Visions of North in Premodern Europe, Turnhout, Belgium, Brepols, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

PROTEAN TARPEIA
Lewis Webb
Classical Review, Book review 2017
Book review

Gendering the Roman imago
Lewis Webb
Eugesta, Journal article 2017
Journal article

ROMAN WOMEN CENTRE STAGE
Lewis Webb
Classical Review, Book review 2016
Book review

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2018

Mihi es aemula: Elite Female Status Competition in Mid-Republican Rome and the Example of Tertia Aemilia
Lewis Webb
Eris vs. Aemulatio: Valuing Competition in Classical Antiquity / Damon, Cynthia, Pieper, Christoph (eds.), Leiden ; Boston, Brill, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Religious Leadership, Ancient Roman Religions
Lewis Webb
Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture across History / Susan de-Gaia, Editor, Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, Encyclopedia entry 2018
Encyclopedia entry

Inter imperium sine fine: Thule and Hyperborea in Roman Literature
Lewis Webb
Visions of North in Premodern Europe, Turnhout, Belgium, Brepols, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

2017

PROTEAN TARPEIA
Lewis Webb
Classical Review, Book review 2017
Book review

Gendering the Roman imago
Lewis Webb
Eugesta, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

ROMAN WOMEN CENTRE STAGE
Lewis Webb
Classical Review, Book review 2016
Book review

2015

Showing 1 - 8 of 8

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