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Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity
     

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity

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by Sarah B. Pomeroy
 

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"The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's history in Greece and Rome has hardly been challenged."--Mary Beard, Times Literary Supplement. Illustrations.

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"The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's history in Greece and Rome has hardly been challenged."--Mary Beard, Times Literary Supplement. Illustrations.

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“An essential text in the process of retrieving women's part in history, it is also an absorbing story, fascinating and dramatic to read.”
—Marilyn French

“With this book Sarah Pomeroy created a new area of modern classical studies. . . . The book has itself become a classic.”
—H. A. Shapiro, University of Canterbury

“Pomeroy’s pioneering study on the status and activities of women in antiquity was, and has remained, a milestone in classical historiography. . . . That no one today would dream of writing a major work on ancient social history with no index entry for ‘women’ is due in no small part to her revolutionary, yet scrupulously scholarly, trail-blazing work.”
—Peter Green, Univerity of Texas at Austin

“Extraordinary and durable. . . . Opens up a traditional discpline to a whole new range of questions and issues while providing enlightenment about the past for feminists and nonfeminists alike.”
—Natalie Kampen, Barnard College

“The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's history in Greece and Rome has hardly been challenged.”
—Mary Beard, The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805210309
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Studies in the Life of Women
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
171,658
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

SARAH B. POMEROY is an American ancient historian, author, translator, and former professor of classics. She is best known for her work on women's history in classical antiquity, and has written over ten books.

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Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....! 
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves is a great book. It deals with women in classical antiquity. Its main focus is Greek and Roman women. The book is split into two parts, the first dealing with the Greek world and the second with the Roman world. Some of the topics they talked about were mythology and how is was tied into society, a woman¿s role in the household as well as the family, what type of women there were, how the state treated them, homosexuality, and many other topics. Sarah B. Pomeroy wrote this book and did a great job at it. Her research was very well done and she was not biased at all. As being a classical student at Monmouth College, I found this book a great deal of help and interest to my major. It not only talked about woman but also about men and children. This book can easily be compared to Lefkowitz and Fant¿s Pandora¿s Daughters. However, Pomeroy talked a lot more about Greek and Roman mythology. She went far into detail about how the Greeks and Romans based their society on their Gods. The two most interesting topics of this book were infanticide and homosexuality. Both were practiced a lot back then and nothing was thought of it unlike today. There are many more interesting facts in this book that would make it well worth reading.