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Pierre Brule is Professor of Greek History at the University of Haute-Bretagne in Rennes. His books include La Piraterie cretoise hellenistique (Les Belles Lettres, 1978), Pericles: l'apogee d'Athenes (Gallimard, 1994), La Grece d'Homere a Alexandre (Hachette education, 1997) and Les Grecs et leur monde (Gallimard, 1998).

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An outstanding study of the status and role of women in the world of ancient Greece! a useful and interesting book which enlightens us with different view of ancient Greek women both scholarly and thought-provoking in a volume accessible to a wide audience but still relevant to experts! This is an enjoyable book, written in an accessible style, and well illustrated. A personal and poetic history of Greek women. The strength of Brule's work is that is almost completely based on primary sources, with very little theorizing. He lets the ancient authors provide us with the misogynistic picture that inevitably develops. Over fifty authors cited in passages from more than 100 works and fragments of works create a mosaic of rich information on the life of women in ancient Greece. It is not a scholarly work, but an erudite one, providing the novice a readable account, but also supplying the specialist a handy compilation of most of the ancient sources on the subject of Greek women. An outstanding study of the status and role of women in the world of ancient Greece! a useful and interesting book which enlightens us with different view of ancient Greek women both scholarly and thought-provoking in a volume accessible to a wide audience but still relevant to experts! This is an enjoyable book, written in an accessible style, and well illustrated. A personal and poetic history of Greek women. The strength of Brule's work is that is almost completely based on primary sources, with very little theorizing. He lets the ancient authors provide us with the misogynistic picture that inevitably develops. Over fifty authors cited in passages from more than 100 works and fragments of works create a mosaic of rich information on the life of women in ancient Greece. It is not a scholarly work, but an erudite one, providing the novice a readable account, but also supplying the specialist a handy compilation of most of the ancient sources on the subject of Greek women.

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