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    DescriptionAfter 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 Arsino? 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.

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    Women in Hellenistic Egypt
    From Alexander to Cleopatra
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah B. Pomeroy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 269
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 313 g
    ISBN 13: 9780814322307
    ISBN 10: 0814322301

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A14660000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    DC22: 305.40932
    BIC subject category V2: 1HBE
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    DC22: 305.4/0932
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    DC20: 305.40932
    LC classification: HQ1137.E3 P65 1990
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    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, NHTB, NHC, NHHA
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Wayne State University Press
    Imprint name
    Wayne State University Press
    Publication date
    30 June 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Detroit, MI
    Author Information
    Sarah B. Pomeroy, a Ph.D. from Columbia University, is currently Professor of Classics and Women's Studies at Hunter College and at the Graduate School, City University of New York. She is an experienced papyrologist and wrote the first general book in English about women in antiquity: Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves.