Sarah Pomeroy asked herself the question, "What were women doing while men were active in all the areas traditionally emphasized by classical scholars?." This question is the reason for her book Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves, Women in Classical Antiquity. Pomeroy basically wanted to write a book to tell what women were doing during Greek and Roman times. This is the first book written in English devoted entirely to the subject. Pomeroy covers about fifteen
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known to man but it is a start and better than what we have had before it. I think it is a valuable piece of work in that it might inspire others to try their hand at what I consider to be new history. There is not much written with the female slant on history. Other voices of history need to be heard and Pomeroy delivered a great start to the cause of women's history.