Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity (Paperback)

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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. 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.

Praise For…


“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: 9780805210309
ISBN-10: 080521030X
Publisher: Schocken
Publication Date: January 17th, 1995
Pages: 304
Language: English