Sarah B. Pomeroy

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Sarah B. Pomeroy (born 1938) is an American ancient historian, author, translator, and former professor of classics.[1] She is best known for her work on women's history in classical antiquity.

Early life[edit]

Pomeroy was born in New York City in 1938. In 1957 she earned a bachelor's degree from Barnard College, and she earned a master’s degree in 1959 and a Ph.D. in 1961, both from Columbia University.[1] She then studied Roman law at Columbia from 1962 to 1963.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Pomeroy taught classics at the University of Texas at Austin from 1961 to 1962.[1] From 1964 until 1965 she was a lecturer in classics at Hunter College, and from 1967 to 1968 she was a lecturer in classics at Brooklyn College. She then returned to Hunter College and the Graduate Center at the City University, where she earned the rank of professor of classics.[1] Pomeroy has also held visiting positions at Vassar College and Columbia University, and has served on the Board of Advisors for Women and History and American Journal of Philology.[1][2]

Pomeroy has been considered the leading authority on conditions of life for ancient Greek and Roman women since her book Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity was first published in 1975.[3] Her book Spartan Women, published in 2002, was the first book-length examination of Spartan women ever published.[4]

Books[edit]

  • Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, with Stanley M. Burstein, Walter Donlan and Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
  • Ancient History: Selected Readings Lists and Course Outlines from American Colleges and Universities, with Stanley Mayer Burstein
  • A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture, with Stanley M. Burstein, Walter Donlan and Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
  • Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece: Representations and Realities
  • Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity
  • The Murder of Regilla: A Case of Domestic Violence in Antiquity
  • Oeconomicus: A Social and Historical Commentary, with Xenophon
  • Spartan Women
  • Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom and A Consolation to His Wife: English Translations, Commentary, Interpretive Essays, and Bibliography, with Plutarch
  • Women's History and Ancient History
  • Women in Hellenistic Egypt: From Alexander to Cleopatra

Awards[edit]

  • City University President's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 1995.[2]
  • Guggenheim Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1998.[2]
  • Emeritus Fellowship, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2003.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Pomeroy, Sarah B. (1938–) - Ancient History
  2. ^ a b c d Sarah B. Pomeroy, PhD at procon.org
  3. ^ Marilyn B. Skinner, review of Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece: Representations and Realities, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 18 March 1993
  4. ^ Spartan Women
  • Scanlon, Jennifer (ed.) American Women Historians, 1700S-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Press 1996. ISBN 0313296642

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