Women in Hellenistic Egypt From Alexander to Cleopatra

ISBN-10: 0814322301
ISBN-13: 9780814322307
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: Sarah B. Pomeroy
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 2/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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 Arsinoë 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.

Sarah B. Pomeroy is professor of clasics at Hunter College and the Graduate School, City University of New York.

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