The Modern Political Women: Lessons from Ancient Greece and Rome: Recens Politica Mulieribus

By Valentine J. Belfiglio.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies

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The political cultures of ancient Greece and Rome are dissimilar from the political cultures of modern countries. However, the political orientation of women is similar. There is a transgenerational correlation between political women of antiquity and modern political women. During both eras, women have served as execuive heads of government, participated in political campaigns, formed political organizations, and served as lawmakers and warriors.

Keywords: Political, Women, Antiquity, Modern, Greece, Rome

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 217.187KB).

Prof. Valentine J. Belfiglio

Professor, Department of History and Government, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, USA

Prof. Belfiglio is an educator of international relations and diplomatic history with a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma (1970). Prof. Belfiglio has published seven books and more than 100 articles, and has been teaching at Texas Woman’s University from 1970 to the present. Prof. Belfiglio taught courses in military science and international studies at the Texas Military Academy, Austin, Texas 1993–2005. Prof. Belfiglio received the Guido Dorso Prize in Research, University of Naples, 1985; the C.K. Chamberlain Award for Scholarship, East Texas Historical Association, 1990; and the Cornaro Award, Texas Woman’s University, 2003, for excellence in teaching and research. Prof. Belfiglio was knighted by the Italian government in 1991 for extensive writings to promote Italian culture and civilization in America. His focus of recent research is the impact of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations on American culture and public policy.