A comprehensive anthology, carefully researched. It has the considerable merit of making available in English translation authors who have never been translated at all, and/or whose work can be easily found only by professional scholars. There is nothing quite like this book on the market.
Mary Lefkowitz, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Wellesley College
It should serve as an invaluable sourcebook for the ever-increasing number of courses on women in antiquity and gender studies with the field of Classics and Ancient History, and also for courses on women’s literature generally. Plant has made it accessible to the widest possible audience by providing a glossary of people, places, texts and classical terminology… .The bibliography is admirably up to date and the various chronological tables, maps, appendices and glossary provide enough information to make the book readily accessible to students and non-specialists as well as a reference work and starting point for research on an woman writer of antiquity.
Scholia: Studies in Classical Antiquity ns 14 (2005)21
The volume…constitutes an important addition to the roster of modern collections of ancient sources and will be invaluable for university and upper level secondary school instruction about women in antiquity, women in classical literature, and sex and gender in the ancient world.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2004.07.02