Maria Sibylla Merian - Artist, Scientist, Adventurer
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Sarah B. Pomeroy is Distinguished Professor of Classics and History, Emerita, at Hunter College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of Women's History and has changed the paradigm in the field of Classical Studies. Her many publications about Greek and Roman women and ancient history include "Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity"; "Women in Hellenistic Egypt from Alexander to Cleopatra"; "Xenophon Oeconomicus: A Social and Historical Commentary"; "Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece: Representations and Realities"; "Spartan Women"; "The Murder of Regilla. A Case of Domestic Violence in Antiquity"; and "Pythagorean Women. Their Lives and Their Writing". Her books have been translated into Italian, Spanish, German, and Chinese. Professor Pomeroy has been awarded fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is an Honorary Fellow of St. Hilda's College, the University of Oxford, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, and has lectured all over the world, from Alexandria to Australia. She wrote this book for her seven grandchildren. Jeyaraney Kathirithamby was a Rhodes Visiting Fellow and is an entomologist at the Department of Zoology and St. Hugh's College, University of Oxford. Her interests are on insect parasitoids and she is the world authority on the entomophagous parasitoid Strepsiptera, on which she has published extensively. She has travelled to Asia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Europe, and North and South America for collection of material. In collaboration with her husband Malcolm Davies she has written a book on Greek Insects.

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"A visually stunning, well-researched biography of a woman artist and scientist."--School Library Journal "Young readers will be inspired by Merian's talent, curiosity, and grit as they become swept up in the story of her life . . . With its lively text, beautiful illustrations, quotations from Merian's own study book, and fascinating sidebars on history, art, and science, "Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer" is an extraordinary and very highly recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library biography collections for children." --Midwest Book Review

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