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    DescriptionIn 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.

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    Pythagorean Women
    Their History and Writings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah B. Pomeroy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9781421409566
    ISBN 10: 1421409569

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
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    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
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    B&T General Subject: 431
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    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT004290, PHI002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA, 1QDAG
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    DC23: 938.02
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    DC22: 182.2082, 182/.2082
    LC classification: B243 .P63 2013
    Illustrations note
    9 halftones, 3 line drawings
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    Publication date
    20 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Sarah B. Pomeroy is Distinguished Professor of Classics and History Emerita at Hunter College and the Graduate School at the City University of New York. Her book Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity is widely recognized as the definitive book on the topic.
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    In this book Pomeroy translates and critiques all the extant writings of female followers of Pythagoras, nearly all of which have been ignored or sidelined by male scholars... a very valuable addition to the literature. -- Clifford Cunningham Sun News Miami Pythagorean Women is a delight to read... This look at the female followers of Pythagoras in ancient times is a very valuable addition to the literature. -- Clifford Cunningham Sun News Miami One could hardly hope for a better guide to this subject. Choice Pomeroy's highly informative and carefully argued book touches on significant elements of the Neopythagorean women authors. It is a welcome addition to the literature, opening up much fertile ground for future work. -- George Lazaroiu Journal of Research in Gender Studies