Sarah B. Pomeroy
Sarah B. Pomeroy (born 13 March 1938) is an American ancient historian, author, translator, and former professor of classics. She is best known for her work on women's history in classical antiquity.
Pomeroy was born in New York City, New York, U.S. 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. In 1994, she published a social and historical commentary on Xenophon's Oeconomicus, a classical Greek text about household management. A review in the American Journal of Philology judged the book "an invaluable supplement both to the study of Xenophon and to ancient social history." Pomeroy went on to produce Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece: Representations and Realities (1998), which its publisher, the Clarendon Press, describes as "the first comprehensive study of the Greek family." Pomeroy's book Spartan Women (2002) is 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, Clarendon Press, 1994.
- 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
- Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer, with Jeyaraney Kathirithamby, J. Paul Getty Museum, 2018. ISBN 978-1947440012
- 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.
- Pomeroy, Sarah B. (1938–) - Ancient History
- Sarah B. Pomeroy, PhD at procon.org
- Marilyn B. Skinner, review of Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece: Representations and Realities, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 18 March 1993
- "American Journal of Philology".
- "Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece".
- Spartan Women
- Scanlon, Jennifer (ed.) American Women Historians, 1700S-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Press 1996. ISBN 0313296642