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Title Women and war in antiquity / edited by Jacqueline Fabre-Serris and Alison Keith.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Jacqueline Fabre-Serris and Alison Keith -- Part I. From words to deeds : between genres -- War, speech, and the bow are not women's business / Philippe Rousseau -- Women and war in the Iliad : rhetorical and ethical implications / Marella Nappi -- Teichoskopia : female figures looking on battles / Therese Fuhrer -- Women arming men : armor and jewelry / Francois Lissarrague -- Woman and war : from the Theban Cycle to Greek tragedy / Louise Bruit -- Women after war in Seneca's Troades : a reflection on emotions / Jacqueline Fabre-Serris -- Love and war : feminine models, epic roles, and gender identity in Statius' Thebaid / Federica Bessone -- Elegiac women and Roman warfare / Alison Keith -- Warrior women in Roman epic / Alison Sharrock -- Part II. Women and war in historical context : discourse, representation, stakes -- War in the feminine in ancient Greece / Pierre Ducrey -- To act, not submit : women's attitudes in situations of war in ancient Greece / Stella Georgoudi -- Women's wars, censored wars? : a few Greek hypotheses (eighth to fourth centuries BCE) / Pascal Payen -- The warrior queens of Caria (fifth to fourth centuries BCE) : archeology, history and historiography / Violaine Sebillotte Cuchet -- Fulvia : the representation of an elite Roman woman warrior / Judith Hallett -- Women and imperium in Rome : imperial perspectives / Stephane Benoist -- The feminine side of war in Claudian's Epics / Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer -- Index locorum -- Index nominum -- Index rerum -- Index vasorum.
Summary The martial virtues--courage, loyalty, cunning, and strength--were central to male identity in the ancient world, and antique literature is replete with depictions of men cultivating and exercising these virtues on the battlefield. In Women and War in Antiquity, sixteen scholars reexamine classical sources to uncover the complex but hitherto unexplored relationship between women and war in ancient Greece and Rome. They reveal that women played a much more active role in battle than previously assumed, embodying martial virtues in both real and mythological combat. The essays in the collection, taken from the first meeting of the European Research Network on Gender Studies in Antiquity, approach the topic from philological, historical, and material culture perspectives. The contributors examine discussions of women and war in works that span the ancient canon, from Homer's epics and the major tragedies in Greece to Seneca's stoic writings in first-century Rome. They consider a vast panorama of scenes in which women are portrayed as spectators, critics, victims, causes, and beneficiaries of war. This deft volume, which ultimately challenges the conventional scholarly opposition of standards of masculinity and femininity, will appeal to scholars and students of the classical world, European warfare, and gender studies.--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Women and war -- Greece -- History.
Women and war -- Rome -- History.
Women -- Greece -- History.
Women -- Rome -- History.
Women soldiers -- Greece -- History.
Women soldiers -- Rome -- History.
Greece -- History, Military.
Rome -- History, Military.
War and society -- Greece -- History.
War and society -- Rome -- History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
War and society. (OCoLC)fst01170447
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Women and war. (OCoLC)fst01177123
Women soldiers. (OCoLC)fst01178559
Greece. (OCoLC)fst01208380
Rome (Empire) (OCoLC)fst01204885
Kvinnor och krig -- historia.
Kvinnliga soldater -- historia.
Chronological Term Antiken
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
Added Author Fabre-Serris, Jacqueline, editor.
Keith, Alison, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Women and war in antiquity 9781421417622 (DLC) 2014046745 (OCoLC)900194137
ISBN 9781421417639 (electronic book)
1421417634 (electronic book)
1421417634 (electronic)
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