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1 Pomeroy, Sarah B. FAMILIES IN CLASSICAL AND HELLENISTIC GREECE Representations and Realities
Oxford Clarendon Press 1998 0198152604 / 9780198152606 Paperback Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear. Bibliographical ref written in pencil to rear wrap. ; With this volume Sarah Pomeroy builds on the groundwork she laid in Xenophon Oeconomicus: A Social and Historical Commentary (Oxford, 1994) and provides the first comprehensive study of the Greek family. Knowledge of the family and kin groups is fundamental to understanding the development of the political and legal framework of the polis, a community of oikoi ('families' or 'households') rather than of individual citizens. Pomeroy offers a highly original and authoritative account of the Greek family as a productive and reproductive social unit in Athens and elsewhere during the classical and Hellenistic periods, taking account of a mass of literary, inscriptional, archaeological, anthropological, and art-historical evidence. Despite the unflagging scholarly interest in the development of the polis, until recently little attention has been paid to the history and structure of its smallest constituent, the oikos. Pomeroy seeks to show that the Greek oikos had several versions: a pseudo-kin group restricted to male citizens; a mixed family group oriented toward the public, in which men predominated; and a family group of a more private nature that accommodated women to a greater extent, though without necessarily excluding men. Public legislation and private custom concurred to perpetuate the oikoi, expecting it to endure longer than the lifespan of any individual member and to bear economic and social burdens imposed by the state. ; 272 pages 
Price: 42.00 USD
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2 Pomeroy, Sarah B. WOMEN IN HELLENISTIC EGYPT From Alexander to Cleopatra
Schocken Books 1984 0805239111 / 9780805239119 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book. DJ spine is sunned. DJ has some tears and chipping and some colour loss. ; After its conquest in 331 B. C. , Egypt became the center of the Hellenistic world, attracting men and women from other parts of the Mediterranian area. In this cosmopolitan and moblie society, Greek women of the ruling class had unprecedented opportunities and were able to employ some legal freedoms enjoyed by their Egyptian counterparts. Using evidence from a wide variety of sources including literature, papyri, inscriptions, coins, and terra-cotta figurines, Sarah Pomeroy discusses women ranging from queens such as Arsinoe II and Cleopatra VII to Jewish slaves working on a Greek estate. ; 241 pages 
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3 Pomeroy, Sarah B. & Stanley M. Burstein & Walter Donlan & Jennifer Tolbert Roberts ANCIENT GREECE A Political, Social, and Cultural History
Oxford University Press 1999 0195097432 / 9780195097436 Softcover Very Good+ 
Minor shelfwear. ; 544 pages; Written by four leading authorities on the classical world, Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History introduces students to the history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. The most comprehensive and balanced history of ancient Greece that covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, it integrates the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history with a traditional yet lively narrative of political, military, and diplomatic history. The authors show how the early Greeks borrowed from their neighbors but eventually developed a distinctive culture all their own, one that was marked by astonishing creativity, versatility, and resilience. The book goes on to trace the complex and surprising evolution of Greek civilization to its eventual dissolution as it merged with a variety of other cultures. Using physical evidence from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological models based on comparative studies, the authors provide an account of the Greek world that is thoughtful and sophisticated yet accessible to students and general readers with little or no knowledge of Greece. Featuring 19 maps, more than 80 photographs, and numerous selections that highlight a variety of primary source material, Ancient Greece is an indispensable text for courses in ancient Greek history. 
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