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

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 01/10/2015
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`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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847923837
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 307 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 21 mm


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"The classic, groundbreaking account of women's lives in Greece and Rome... the first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism" -- Mary Beard
"Deeply fascinating ... from Pandora to the Lemnian women who slaughtered their husbands for saying they stank, from Solon's state-controlled brothels to the scabrous writing of Juvenal and the transvestite peculariaties of Spartan marriages ... attitudes and anomalies are explored which remain valid paradigms to this day" * Observer *
"Deeply fascinating ... from Pandora to the Lemnian women who slaughtered their husbands for saying they stank, from Solon's state-controlled brothels to the scabrous writing of Juvenal and the transvestite peculariaties of Spartan marriages ... attitudes and anomalies are explored which remain valid paradigms to this day" * Observer *

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