Pomeroy, Sarah B.
Title WOMEN IN HELLENISTIC EGYPT From Alexander to Cleopatra
Book Condition Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket
Publisher Schocken Books 1984
0805239111 / 9780805239119
Seller ID 29739
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
Women's Studies Biographies & Memoirs Hellenistic Era Egypt & Egyptology