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

by Sarah B. Pomeroy - £16.99  Vintage Publishing (The Bodley Head Ltd) (2015)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781847923837 | ISBN 10: 1847923836

"The classic, groundbreaking account of women's lives in Greece and Rome... The first treatment of women in the ancient world reflect the critical insights of modern feminism."
(Mary Beard, Times Literary Supplement)
What did women do in ancient Greece and Rome? Did Socrates' wife Xanthippe ever hear his dialogues on beauty and truth? How many many women actually read the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides? When pagan goddesses were as powerful as gods, why was the status of women generally so low? Why, in traditional histories, is half the population effectively invisible?
 
This unique and important book spans a period of 1500 years - from the fall of Troy to the death of Constantine. It examines all the available evidence - literary and archaeological - and reconstructs the lives of women from all classes of society.

(Price & availability last checked: October 2015)

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