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Read & Download Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB review Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of. 4 StarsMy last couple of forays into non fiction historical writing have been kind of disappointing three star affairs This book however whether it s the academic tone or simply the subject matter I really enjoyed First published in the 70 s it probably contains some disputed or out of date ideas and evidence by now but it was one of if not the first academic texts to thoroughly examine women s roles in Ancient Greece and Rome So as a woman who is interested in Ancient Greek and Rome and who gets irritated with 50% of the worlds population being treated as unimportant and sometimes even completely ignored by history textbooks I had to readAnd it s a very interesting read Perhaps a little dry in places but I preferred that to an overly informal tone and I have read plenty much much drier so I think this book probably got the balance about right for me It s well footnoted always a plus even if I don t read every citation I like to know they are they in case I ever do want to check out the original source but most of all the subject matter is really interesting The book examines female roles from Ancient Greece predominantly Athens as that s where most of the literature and archaeological evidence comes from but also Sparta and other city states which were generally lot favourable towards women s rights than the birthplace of democracy was From the passive roles in Classical Greece it then moves through the Hellenistic period towards ancient Rome where women although second class citizens were considerably free and even gasp allowed out of the house It s political correctness gone mad I tell youAs someone who is interested with Ancient Greek literature and legends than the ins and outs of city state politics and who is less interested in Rome than Greece I found the early chapters discussing the iconography and roles of Greek Goddesses the portrayal of women in Homer and the way women were depicted in Classical tragedy and comedy interesting and accessible than some of the chapters based on the historical facts But that s a personal preference and I do think Pomeroy gives enough context in this book that you don t have to be an expert on the politics of ancient Athens or Rome to understand itAlthough the blurb asks many uestions Pomeroy avoids giving too many answers in the book The evidence both literary and archaeological is sparse and fragmentary for anything to do with how the less privileged classes of Greeks and Romans lived The literary evidence is almost entirely written by educated men and most histories of the period and analysis of the archaeological evidence has been done by men too So often rather than give a definitive answer Pomeroy will promote a number of theories that both she and others have come up with The only one of these I really couldn t stand was when she mentions the Freudian Psychoanalytical approach to examine why male Greek playwrights wrote abut women in the way they did I guess it was the 70s but many Freudian ideas are now no longer regarded as sound in actual psychology so they need to start getting the fuck out of disciplines like History already While there s nothing in theory wrong with psychoanalysis and examining how a person s childhood shapes the person they become straight up Freudian psychoanalysis is full of all sorts of misogyny and bollocks and just needs to die Also it s an approach that really works a lot better when you actually know something about the person s childhood and can use that to interpret how it informed their writing If all you have is the writing then you re just making shit up to fit your own theory and that s just bad historyOver all though a very interesting and informative book A lot of the Greek stuff I was at least passingly familiar with from A level Classics and First Year Ancient History modules but there were several ways of looking and interpreting things such as the case for female primogeniture in Homer and the Troy myth that somehow I d missed myself and had never been mentioned by my teachers so that was really interesting for me in a really geeky way Also I know shamefully little about Roman history beyond the bits everyone knows gladiators The occupation of Britain Baths Pompey and Ripping off the Greek Gods changing their names and stealing their myths so the chapters on Roman society were really informative for me as well And I am glad though not at all surprised to see that Roman women weren t treated uite so badly as the poor old Athenians were Seriously Athens was a shit place to live if you were a girlFrom the look of most of Pomeroy s works now seem to be out of print or really expensive which is a shame But if I ever spot one going cheap in a second hand bookshop I will probably pick it up I thought this was a very well written book that got the balance right between not patronising those familiar with the time frame and not alienating those who weren t Also if anyone here is taking GCSE or ASA level Classic Civs I would really recommend reading the chapters on Homer and the Greek tragedies I kind of wish I had The introduction here contains the ridiculous examples of ancient history books where the word women was not included in the indexes and a book on Ancient Greece that stated the only two unenfranchised classes were resident aliens and slaves conveniently forgetting that no women of any social class in Greece were enfranchised either But I m sure the writers weren t actually misogynists they just momentarily forgot that women existed that s all And then so did their proof readers editors and publishers And that s almost worse Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 unimportant and sometimes even completely ignored by history textbooks I had to readAnd it s a very interesting read Perhaps a little dry in places but I preferred that to an overly informal tone and I have read plenty much much drier so I think this book probably got the balance about right for me It s well footnoted always a plus even if I don t read every citation I like to know they are they in case I ever do want to check out the original source but most of all the subject matter is really interesting The book examines female roles from Ancient Greece predominantly Athens as that s where most of the literature and archaeological evidence comes from but also Sparta and other city states which were generally lot favourable towards women s rights than the birthplace of democracy was From the passive roles in Classical Greece it then moves through the Hellenistic period towards ancient Rome where women although second class citizens were considerably free and even gasp allowed out of the house It s political correctness gone mad I tell youAs someone who is interested with Ancient Greek literature and legends than the ins and outs of city state politics and who is less interested in Rome than Greece I found the early chapters discussing the iconography and roles of Greek Goddesses the portrayal of women in Homer and the way women were depicted in Classical tragedy and comedy interesting and accessible than some of the chapters based on the historical facts But that s a personal preference and I do think Pomeroy gives enough context in this book that you don t have to be an expert on the politics of ancient Athens or Rome to Gargoyles of Gaylord Michigan Chillers uestions Pomeroy avoids giving too many answers in the book The evidence both literary and archaeological is sparse and fragmentary for anything to do with how the less privileged classes of Greeks and Romans lived The literary evidence is almost entirely written by educated men and most histories of the period and analysis of the archaeological evidence has been done by men too So often rather than give a definitive answer Pomeroy will promote a number of theories that both she and others have come Yellow Brick War up with The only one of these I really couldn t stand was when she mentions the Freudian Psychoanalytical approach to examine why male Greek playwrights wrote abut women in the way they did I guess it was the 70s but many Freudian ideas are now no longer regarded as sound in actual psychology so they need to start getting the fuck out of disciplines like History already While there s nothing in theory wrong with psychoanalysis and examining how a person s childhood shapes the person they become straight The Complete Excuses Handbook The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes up Freudian psychoanalysis is full of all sorts of misogyny and bollocks and just needs to die Also it s an approach that really works a lot better when you actually know something about the person s childhood and can Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei use that to interpret how it informed their writing If all you have is the writing then you re just making shit Fearful Hunter #1 uite so badly as the poor old Athenians were Seriously Athens was a shit place to live if you were a girlFrom the look of most of Pomeroy s works now seem to be out of print or really expensive which is a shame But if I ever spot one going cheap in a second hand bookshop I will probably pick it The Wedding Day up I thought this was a very well written book that got the balance right between not patronising those familiar with the time frame and not alienating those who weren t Also if anyone here is taking GCSE or ASA level Classic Civs I would really recommend reading the chapters on Homer and the Greek tragedies I kind of wish I had The introduction here contains the ridiculous examples of ancient history books where the word women was not included in the indexes and a book on Ancient Greece that stated the only two Promise Me Tomorrow unenfranchised classes were resident aliens and slaves conveniently forgetting that no women of any social class in Greece were enfranchised either But I m sure the writers weren t actually misogynists they just momentarily forgot that women existed that s all And then so did their proof readers editors and publishers And that s almost worse

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Read & Download Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB review Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity Modern feminism Though much debated its position as the basic textbook on women's history in. I m not convinced by all the arguments raised in this but as a groundbreaking book it is exceptionalThis is a thorough look at a subject that has only recently been a part of Classical Studies and often discusses the lack of evidence as well as the evidence itself

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Read & Download Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB review Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity Greece and Rome has hardly been challenged Mary Beard Times Literary Supplement Illustration. I found that I couldn t focus well on this book It isn t very academic because it treats a lot of assumptions about the classical world as fact This is a common problem with the uestion of women in the ancient world as remaining literature generally portrays women in epic roles which are uite a bit different from the material evidence that is now used to understand the lives of everyday women It is disappointing For a accurate and thoughtful critical review of women s role in classic literature I would recommend Tragic Ways of Killing a WomanIf material history is your cup of tea then i would recommend recent archaeology studies and peer reviewed essays


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    (PDF FREE) [Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity] ↠ Sarah B. Pomeroy review Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity Wide ranging interesting and provocative this was marred by lackluster prose projection of modern viewpoints and long uotations out of place in such a slender work

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    (PDF FREE) [Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity] ↠ Sarah B. Pomeroy Free read Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Sarah B. Pomeroy I finally had the chance of reading and finishing this book and I loved it This book is amazing and I love how detailed and accurate it is The author is an academic so all of her work is based on historical sources which

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    (PDF FREE) [Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity] ↠ Sarah B. Pomeroy Short but pretty densely packed with information and yet still pleasant to read I'm sure armchair historians will uibble with the work but let 'em where's their book? I found the book to be well researched well sourced and well reasoned There were some leaps and assumptions but that goes with the territory I would have liked another 100 200 pages of this book but I enjoyed what was there

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    Sarah B. Pomeroy ñ 6 Read & Download (PDF FREE) [Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity] ↠ Sarah B. Pomeroy I'm not convinced by all the arguments raised in this but as a groundbreaking book it is exceptionalThis is a thorough look at a subject that has only recently been a part of Classical Studies and often discusses the lack of evidence as well as the evidence itself

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    Free read Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Sarah B. Pomeroy (PDF FREE) [Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity] ↠ Sarah B. Pomeroy I found that I couldn't focus well on this book It isn't very academic because it treats a lot of assumptions about the classical world as fact This is a common problem with the uestion of women in the ancient world as remaining literature generally portrays women in epic roles which are uite a bit different from the material evidence that

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    (PDF FREE) [Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity] ↠ Sarah B. Pomeroy occasionally i feel a twinge of guilt for not doing any women in antiuity classes not that there were many in undergrad and reading this was

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    (PDF FREE) [Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity] ↠ Sarah B. Pomeroy One of my absolute favorite books from college Note that the list of types in the title is also a ranking In many ways it was better to be a whore in Classical Greece than a wife especially in the upper classes Exhaustively researched using primary sources such as laws legal documents letters plays etc from the period Su

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  • Paperback
  • 280
  • Goddesses Whores Wives and Slaves Women in Classical Antiuity
  • Sarah B. Pomeroy
  • English
  • 11 May 2020
  • 9780805205305