Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic - Roman Literature and its Contexts (Paperback)
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Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic - Roman Literature and its Contexts (Paperback)

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Paperback 162 Pages / Published: 24/02/2000
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Heroism has long been recognised by readers and critics of Roman epic as a central theme of the genre from Virgil and Ovid to Lucan and Statius. However the crucial role female characters play in the constitution and negotiation of the heroism on display in epic has received scant attention in the critical literature. This study represents an attempt to restore female characters to visibility in Roman epic and to examine the discursive operations that effect their marginalisation within both the genre and the critical tradition it has given rise to. The five chapters can be read either as self-contained essays or as a cumulative exploration of the gender dynamics of the Roman epic tradition. The issues addressed are of interest not just to classicists but also to students of gender studies.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521556217
Number of pages: 162
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm


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' ... a significant contribution to the field and is sure to be appreciated by classicists, social historians, literary critics, and those interested in gender issues in ancient Rome ... Specialists and undergraduate students alike will find much of the value in Engendering Rome and will gain many useful insights into the role of women and the construction of gender identity in Roman epic.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
'As it stands this little book describing the major roles of females in Latin epic and assessing the significance of the delineation of these rolls will surely become a necessary handbook for all readers and teachers of Latin epic.' Phyllis B Katz, New England Classical Journal
'... accessible to specialists and non-specialists alike ... well-articulated and certainly constitutes a valuable contribution to the field.' The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
'... until now no single author has attempted in monograph form to provide an overview of the representation of women in Latin Epic. A. M. Keith's slim but thought-provoking monograph on the role of women in Roman epic poetry, published as part of the Cambridge University Press' series on 'Roman Literature and Its Contexts', is a timely and valuable contribution to the subject ... unique and important ... Anyone teaching or studying Roman epic and the role of women will need to consult it in the first instance.' Comptes Rendus

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