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    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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    Spartan Women
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah B. Pomeroy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195130676
    ISBN 10: 0195130677

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, SOC028000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 305.409389
    LC classification: HQ1134.P66
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    B&T Approval Code: A14662000
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    DC22: 305.409389
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, NHTB, NHD
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    DC22: 305.4/09389
    LC classification: HQ1134 .P66 2002
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    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    25 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.).
    Review quote
    Spartan Women is a landmark in the history of ancient women because it attempts for the first time to offer an account of the lives of both elite and non-elite Spartan women and to do so by sifting through a very difficult body of evidence. New England Classical Journal The scholars who will want to include this work in their libraries will also consult it as a reference handbook with the help of its ample index ... a book packed with rich detail. New England Classical Journal It is a pleasure to recommend a book of reasonable length for school sixth forms as well as University courses. The Journal of Classics Teaching ... a very welcome book on an inadequately understood subject. Pomeroy's scholarly expertise for this study is firmly established; her research has been fundamental to examinations of women's roles in classical antiquity. American Journal of Philology ... the book marks a significant advance for the study of women in ancient Sparta, as Pomeroy is the first to present the comprehensive evidence for the importance of Spartan women broadly across various arenas of Spartan society and to provide meaningful interpretations for misunderstood aspects of Spartan women's lives. American Journal of Philology
    Table of contents
    1. Education ; 2. Daughters, Wives and Mothers ; 3. Elite Women ; 4. The Lower Classes ; 5. Religion ; 6. Conclusion: Gender and Ethnicity ; 7. Appendix: Sources ; 8. Works Cited