Viv Sutherland talks with Professor Sarah B. Pomeroy, associate professor in the Department of Classics at Hunter College in New York and author of "Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity" (Schocken Books), on the status of women in ancient Greece and Rome. The discussion, per the book's title, focuses on the distinctions between different classes of women in the Roman and Hellenistic periods, citizenship status among women, and social customs such as marriage and childbirth.
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