Titel: Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in classical Antiquity
Författare: Gillian Clark
Skick: Gott skick – hanteringsspår, vikningar i ryggen, blyertsunderstykningar, svagt snedläst.
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, Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in classical Antiquity, 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.
Sarah B. Pomeroy is the author of Women in Hellenistic Egypt from Alexander to Cleopatra, Women’s Realities, Women’s Choices: An Introduction to Women’s Studies, Women’s History and Ancient History and Women in the Classical World: Image and Text.