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Ten papers, which originated from a session at the meetings of the American Philological Association held in 1997, draw on a wide range of archaeological, literary and historical sources to reinterpret the significance, or otherwise, of relationships between women in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. Subjects include: imaging the woman's world from the Bronze Age frescoes of Akrotiri; Sappho; evidence from Attic vase painting; Classical Attic tombstones; Ovid; Lucian; 5th-century AD Egypt. Contributors are drawn from the fields of archaeology, the classics and queer studies and reflect current trends in gender studies.
Despite a common perception that most writing in antiquity was produced by men, some important literature written by women during this period has survived. Edited by I. M. Plant, Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome is a comprehensive anthology of the surviving literary texts of women writers from the Graeco-Roman world that offers new English translations from the works of more than fifty women. From Sappho, who lived in the seventh century B.C., to Eudocia and Egeria of the fifth century A.D., the texts presented here come from a wide range of sources and span the fields of poetry and prose. Each author is introduced with a critical review of what we know about the writer, her work, and its significance, along with a discussion of the texts that follow. A general introduction looks into the problem of the authenticity of some texts attributed to women and places their literature into the wider literary and social contexts of the ancient Graeco-Roman world.
A chronological guide to influential Greek and Roman writers, Fifty Key Classical Authors is an invaluable introduction to the literature, philosophy and history of the ancient world. Including essays on Sappho, Polybius and Lucan, as well as on major figures such as Homer, Plato, Catullus and Cicero, this book is a vital tool for all students of classical civilization.
A bilingual collection of the Greek poet's works which celebrate nature, friendship, and love.
An account of what remains of the life and works of the Greek poet, Sappho. This book covers Sappho's ancient biography in addition to the post-classical accounts of her life. It discusses Sappho's poetry in a series of thematic chapters that include her religious writings; personal interpretations of mythological themes; and marriage hymns.
Volume I of a projected six-volume set designed to stimulate critical thinking about major historical events by illuminating opposing viewpoints and perspectives on heavily debated questions. Each volume will contain about 50 entries that begin with a brief overview summarizing the controversy followed by two or more point-counterpoint essays; primary source documents critical to the debate; a list of key players involved in the event; photographs and drawings of the pertinent individuals, sites, objects or documents; and suggestions for further reading. Includes a chronology. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
This book offers the first interdisciplinary and in-depth study of the cultural practices and ideological paradigms that conditioned the politics of the "reading" of Sappho's songs in the early and most pivotal stages of her reception. In this wide-ranging synthesis, Dimitrios Yatromanolakis investigates visual representations and ancient texts in their synchronic and diachronic multilayeredness to trace the discursive nexuses that defined the making of "Sappho" in the late archaic, classical, and early Hellenistic periods. Offering a systematic analysis of the contextual cues provided by vase paintings and focusing on the sociocultural institution of the symposion, this book explores the intricate modes of the assimilation of Sappho's poetry into diverse social, aesthetic, and performative contexts. Drawing on a number of disciplines, including archaeology, papyrology, and anthropology, Sappho in the Making articulates a new methodological Problematik on the reception of archaic Greek socioaesthetic cultures.