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Women in Classical Antiquity

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On Sale: May 18, 2011
Pages: 304 | ISBN: 978-0-307-79147-4
Published by : Schocken Knopf
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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.

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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"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

  • Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves by Sarah Pomeroy
  • January 17, 1995
  • History - Ancient - Greece; History
  • Schocken
  • $16.95
  • 9780805210309

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