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Women and Women's Writings from Antiquity Through the Middle Ages: Women in the Ancient World

Diana H. Coole (Essay Date 1988)

  1. Sarah Pomeroy, Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity (New York: Schocken Books, 1975), p. 30.
  2. M. I. Finley, The World of Odysseus (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1962), p. 48.
  3. Pomeroy, Goddesses, p. 28; Marilyn Arthur, 'Early Greece: The Origin of the Western Attitude Toward Women' in J. Peradotto and J. P. Sullivan (eds) Women in the Ancient World: The Arethusa Papers (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1984). Okin rightly points out, however, that in the Iliad at least, women are hardly shown in an elevated light. See Susan Moller Okin, Women in Western Political Thought (London: Virago, 1980), p. 16.
  4. F. Engels, The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State (New York: Pathfinder Press, 1972), p. 68.
  5. Finley, World of Odysseus, p. 28; A. MacIntyre, After Virtue: A Study...

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