Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity

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Penguin Random House, 2015 - 288 pagine
'The classic, groundbreaking account of women's lives in Greece and Rome' Mary Beard

For centuries, half the ancient world remained invisible -- until Sarah Pomeroy's pioneering history, which at last revealed the women of antiquity to modern eyes.

What did daily life hold for women in ancient Greece and Rome? How many women read the great histories of Herodotus and Thucydides? Did Socrates' wife, Xanthippe, debate with her husband on issues of beauty and truth? Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves is a foundational work of feminism, reconstructing the lives of these lost women of antiquity in order that we might better understand the roots of our own classically influenced society today.

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Sarah B. Pomeroy was born in New York City and educated at Barnard College and Columbia University. She has lived in England and several other European countries and has taught at a number of universities, including Vassar College and Columbia. Her books include, Women in Hellenistic Egypt from Alexander to Cleopatra, Women's History and Ancient History, Women in the Classical World- Image and Text and Xenophon- Oeconomicus- A Social and Historical Commentary.

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