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

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

by Sarah 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805210309
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/17/1995
Series: Studies in the Life of Women
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 168,494
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.61(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

1. Goddesses and Gods
2. Women in the Bronze Age and Homeric Epic
3. The Dark Age and the Archaic Period
4. Women and the City of Athens
5. Private Life in Classical Athens
6. Images of Women in the Literature of Classical Athens
7. Hellenistic Women
8. The Roman Matron of the Late Republic and Early Empire
9. Women of the Roman Lower Classes
10. The Role of Women in the Religion of the Romans

Epilogue: The Elusive Women of Classical Antiquity

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