Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

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Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

Women in Classical Antiquity

By Sarah B. Pomeroy

Schocken Books Inc, Paperback, 9780805210309, 304pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 1995

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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.



About the Author
SARAH B. POMEROYis an Americanancient historian, author, translator, and former professor ofclassics.She is best known for her work onwomen's historyinclassical antiquity, andhas written over ten books."


Praise For Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

"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

"Pomeroy's pioneering study on the status and activities of women in antiquity was, and has remained, a milestone in classical historiography."--Peter Green, Univerity of Texas at Austin