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Goddess, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity
Goddess Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiquity Author:Sarah B. Pomeroy A professor of the classics at Hunter College, Pomeroy has consulted archaeological data, documents, historical writing and literature of the high civilization of Greece and Rome with minute attention. Her book is splendidly free of anachronistic speculation about what women must have felt." — Elizabeth Janeway, New York Times Book Review — "The f... more »irst 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
"A splendid textbook it is: not only for courses on women's history and on classical antiquity..."
New York Review of Books
"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 toward women. It provides lively reading too. The book is invaluable for its perspective and vast store of knowledge." Majority Report« less