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Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

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Written by Sarah PomeroyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sarah Pomeroy

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
  • Publisher: Schocken
  • On Sale: January 17, 1995
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-8052-1030-9 (0-8052-1030-X)
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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

“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

“A fascinating catalog of classical reverence and hostility towards women . . . invaluable for its perspective and vast store of knowledge.” —Majority Report

“A splendid textbook it is: not only courses on women’s history and on classical antiquity but courses on Western civilization will be ill-advised to ignore it.” —The New York Times Book Review