Sarah B. Pomeroy
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. She then studied Roman law at Columbia from 1962 to 1963.
Pomeroy taught classics at the University of Texas at Austin from 1961 to 1962. 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. 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.
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. Her book Spartan Women, published in 2002, was the first book-length examination of Spartan women ever published.
- 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
- City University President's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 1995.
- Guggenheim Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1998.
- Emeritus Fellowship, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2003.
- Scanlon, Jennifer (ed.) American Women Historians, 1700S-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Press 1996. ISBN 0313296642