By (author) Sarah B. Pomeroy
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Spartan Women by Sarah B. Pomeroy
Book DescriptionSparta, which existed from 800 B.C. until A.D. 200, was renowned in the ancient world as a stoic and martial city-state, and most of what we know about Sparta concerns its military history and male-dominated social structure. Yet Spartan women were in many ways among the most liberated of the ancient world, receiving formal instruction in poetry, music, dance, and physical education. And the most famous of mythic Greek women, Helen of Troy, was originally a Spartan. Written by one of the leading authorities on women in antiquity, Spartan Women seeks to reconstruct the lives and the world of Sparta's women, including how their legal status changed over time and how they held on to their surprising autonomy. In this book, Sarah Pomeroy covers over a thousand years in the lives of Sparta's women from both the elite and lower classes. This is the first book-length examination of Spartan women, and Pomeroy comprehensively analyses ancient texts and archaeological evidence to construct the history of these elusive though much noticed women. Spartan Women is an authoritative and fresh account that will appeal to all readers interested in ancient history and women's studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195130676
(234mm x 154mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sarah B. Pomeroy
Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves, Paperback (October 2015)
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? This is an account of women's lives in Greece and Rome'.
Brief History of Ancient Greece, Paperback (July 2014)
"Not for sale in the USA or Canada. Content has been changed for Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Adaptation with the author's approval"--Title page verso.
Ancient Greece, Paperback (February 2012)
Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History is a comprehensive and balanced history, covering the political, military, social, cultural, and economic history of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Era.
Murder of Regilla, Paperback (October 2009)» View all books by Sarah B. Pomeroy
Presents a story of the life, marriage, and death of a Roman woman - Regilla. Part archaeological investigation, part historical re-creation, and part detective story, this title is suitable for those interested in the private lives of the classical world and in a universal story of women and family in the distant past.
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Author Biography - Sarah B. Pomeroy
Sarah B. Pomeroy is Distinguished Professor of Classics at Hunter College, City University of New York. Her many books include Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History (ed.) and Women in the Classical World (ed.).
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