Book Reviews of Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves
Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves
Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy
ISBN-13: 9780805205305
ISBN-10: 0805205306
Publication Date: 1/13/1975
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4 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Schocken
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a very good book, well written so that it is very easy to read. Its almost like reading a novel as you feel drawn in further to see what happend in the next century down the line. The book is structured chronologically starting with the bronze age and ending with the romans(1,500 years). It is as the title suggests about all women in antiquity, and apart from the pure fact includes and discusses many tales and writing, that bring the book even more to life. Also it does not presume you know latin. But includes all the refrence points you may want to look up if your studying this subject rather than just curious. What can I say but this is definately worth a read. (review from Amazon)
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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.