Pythagorean Women: Their History and Writings – eBook PDF
In Pythagorean Women, (PDF), classical scholar Sarah B. Pomeroy talks about the groundbreaking principles that Pythagoras established for family life in Archaic Greece, like constituting a single standard of sexual conduct for men and women. Among the Pythagoreans, women played a vital role and participated actively in intellectual life. Though Pythagoras encouraged women to be submissive to men, his reasoning was based on preserving harmony in the home.
Pythagorean Women: Their History and Writings offers English translations of all the earliest extant examples of Greek literary prose by Neopythagorean women, reflecting their attitudes about marriage, music, the home, and the cosmos. Pomeroy sets the Pythagorean and Neopythagorean women clearly in their historical, ecological, and intellectual contexts, shown with original photographs of sites and artifacts known to these women.
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