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Pythagorean Women Their History and Writings

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ISBN-10: 1421409569

ISBN-13: 9781421409566

Edition: 2013

Authors: Sarah B. Pomeroy

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In 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.…    
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Book details

List price: $45.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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

Acknowledgments
Note on Abbreviations
Chronology
Introduction
Who Were the Pythagorean Women?
Wives, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters
Who Were the Neopythagorean Women Authors?
Introduction to the Prose Writings of Neopythagorean Women
The Letters and Treatises of Neopythagorean Women in the East
The Letters and Treatises of Neopythagorean Women in the West
The Neopythagorean Women as Philosophers
Notes
Index