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Pomeroy, Sarah B.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 397 publications in 6 languages and 17,488 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Sources  Biography  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Outlines and syllabi  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: HQ1134, 305.420938
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sarah B Pomeroy
Goddesses, whores, wives, and slaves : women in classical antiquity by Sarah B Pomeroy( Book )

101 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines women's public and private lives, roles, activities, and influences and their social, economic, legal, political, and literary status in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, from the late Bronze Age to the death of Constantine
Spartan women by Sarah B Pomeroy( )

20 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Sparta, 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 analyzes ancient texts and archaeological evidence to construct the history of these elusive though much noticed women
Ancient Greece : a political, social, and cultural history by Sarah B Pomeroy( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by four leading authorities on the classical world, here is a new history of ancient Greece that dynamically presents a generation of new scholarship on the birthplace of Western civilization." "Ranging from Greece's first beginnings in the Bronze Age through the tumultuous Hellenistic era that followed the death of Alexander the Great, this volume offers a truly wide-ranging portrait, blending the traditional political and military approach with explorations of social and cultural history. Throughout the book, the authors trace the gradual evolution of Greek culture, revealing how the early Greeks borrowed from their neighbors but eventually developed a distinctive culture of their own, marked by astonishing creativity, versatility, and resilience."--Jacket
The murder of Regilla : a case of domestic violence in antiquity by Sarah B Pomeroy( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the great scandals of second-century Greece, Regilla, the pregnant Roman wife of Greek philosopher and rhetorician Herodes, died from a blow to the abdomen. Drawing on archeological and textual evidence, Pomeroy (Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves) carefully reconstructs Regilla's life, her eventual murder and Herodes's trial and acquittal, splendidly recreating the Greek culture of A.D. 160 and its attitudes around class, culture and sex
Pythagorean women : their history and writings by Sarah B Pomeroy( )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Pythagorean Women, classical scholar Sarah B. Pomeroy discusses the groundbreaking principles that Pythagoras established for family life in Archaic Greece, such as constituting a single standard of sexual conduct for women and men. Among the Pythagoreans, women played an important role and participated actively in the philosophical life. While Pythagoras encouraged women to be submissive to men, his reasoning was based on the desire to preserve harmony in the home. Pythagorean Women provides English translations of all the earliest extant examples of literary Greek prose by Neopythagorean women, shedding light on their attitudes about marriage, the home, music, and the cosmos. Pomeroy sets the Pythagorean and Neopythagorean women vividly in their historical, ecological, and intellectual contexts, illustrated with original photographs of sites and artifacts known to these women."--Publisher's description
Plutarch's Advice to the bride and groom, and A consolation to his wife : English translations, commentary, interpretive essays, and bibliography by Plutarch( )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of essays with commentary and evaluative bibliography on Plutarch, Advice to the Bride and Groom and Consolation to His Wife, along with Greek texts and English translations. It is designed to help readers understand and appreciate two important documents for the study of gender and the family in the Greco-Roman world and in later Western history. This book therefore is written for both a scholarly and a general audience. The commentary, essays, and bibliography are designed for those who are reading the English translation. The Greek text, which is not otherwise easily accessible, is included for the convenience of readers who can read Greek
Women in Hellenistic Egypt : from Alexander to Cleopatra by Sarah B Pomeroy( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After its conquest in 331 B.C., Egypt became the center of the Hellenistic world, attracting men and women from other parts of the Mediterranean area. In this cosmopolitan and mobile society, Greek women of the ruling class had unprecedented opportunities and were able to employ some of the legal freedoms enjoyed by their Egyptian counterparts. Using evidence from a wide array of sources including literature, papyri, inscriptions, coins, and terra-cotta figurines, Sarah Pomeroy discusses women ranging from queens such as Arsino︠ II and Cleopatra VII to Jewish slaves working on a Greek estate. This edition contains a new foreword, additional information, and an updated bibliography by the author."--Publisher's description
Women's history and ancient history by Sarah B Pomeroy( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Families in classical and Hellenistic Greece : representations and realities by Sarah B Pomeroy( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this volume Sarah Pomeroy provides the first comprehensive study of the Greek family. Knowledge of the family and kin groups is fundamental to understanding the development of the political and legal framework of the polis, a community of oikoi ('families' or 'households') rather than of individual citizens. Pomeroy offers a highly original and authoritative account of the Greek family as a productive and reproductive social unit in Athens and elsewhere during the classical and Hellenistic periods, taking account of a mass of literary, inscriptional, archaeological, anthropological, and art-historical evidence
A brief history of ancient Greece : politics, society, and culture by Sarah B Pomeroy( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Brief History of Ancient Greece, Second Edition, is concise enough to be used alongside other books in courses in Greek Civilization, Greek and Roman Civilization, Ancient Greece, or Western Civilization. It is enhanced by text boxes featuring excerpts from ancient documents, an extensive glossary, and a timeline and general introduction that provide a bird's-eye view of Greek history
Xenophon, Oeconomicus : a social and historical commentary by Sarah B Pomeroy( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oeconomicus is unique in Greek literature in combining a discussion of the proper management of an oikos ('family', 'household', or 'estate') and didactic material on agriculture within a Socratic dialogue. It is one of the richest primary sources for the social, economic, and intellectual history of classical Athens. It contains valuable information and raises questions of perennial interest on marriage; the innate moral, physical, and mental qualities of men and women; the functioning of domestic and public economies; rural and urban life; Greek slavery; popular religion; the role of education, and many other topics. Despite the current widespread interest in the subjects discussed in the Oeconomicus, this text has been largely ignored, and only a few European dissertations - none in English - have been written on it. In this book Professor Pomeroy provides a new translation to complement the Oxford Classical Text, as well as a comprehensive Introduction and Commentary, making the book readily accessible to those both with and without a knowledge of Greek. She covers a wide range of subjects, including agriculture, philosophy, and social, military, intellectual, and economic history. It should be of special interest to scholars and students of classics, history, and philosophy, as well as women's studies
Ancient history( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Sibylla Merian : artist, scientist, adventurer by Sarah B Pomeroy( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1660, at the age of thirteen, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) began her study of butterfly metamorphosis years before any other scientist published an accurate description of the process. Later, Merian and her daughter ventured thousands of miles from their home in the Netherlands into the rainforests of South America seeking new and amazing insects to observe and illustrate
Women in the ancient world : the Arethusa papers( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in Sparta and Athens by Sarah B Pomeroy( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'assassinio di Regilla : storia di una donna, del suo matrimonio e del tempo in cui visse by Sarah B Pomeroy( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon, Oeconomicus : a social and historical commentary by Sarah B Pomeroy( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in Bronze Age Greece. by Sarah B Pomeroy( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copronyms and the exposure of infants in Egypt by Sarah B Pomeroy( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in the classical world : image and text by Elaine Fantham( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Goddesses, whores, wives, and slaves : women in classical antiquity
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Spartan womenAncient Greece : a political, social, and cultural historyThe murder of Regilla : a case of domestic violence in antiquityPlutarch's Advice to the bride and groom, and A consolation to his wife : English translations, commentary, interpretive essays, and bibliographyWomen in Hellenistic Egypt : from Alexander to CleopatraWomen's history and ancient historyFamilies in classical and Hellenistic Greece : representations and realitiesA brief history of ancient Greece : politics, society, and culture
Alternative Names
Pomeroy, Sarah B., 1938-

Sarah B. Pomeroy American classical scholar

Sarah B. Pomeroy American historian

Sarah B. Pomeroy Amerikaans historica

Sarah B. Pomeroy amerikansk historikar

Sarah B. Pomeroy amerikansk historiker

Sarah B. Pomeroy US-amerikanische klassische Philologin und Althistorikerin

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