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Author Keith, Alison.

Title Engendering Rome : women in Latin epic / A.M. Keith.

Publication Info. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 149 pages).
Series Roman literature and its contexts
Roman literature and its contexts.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-143) and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Introduction: gender and genre -- 2. Epic and education: the construction of Roman masculinity -- 3. The ground of representation -- 4. Exordia pugnae: engendering war -- 5. Over her dead body.
Summary 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.
Subject Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- Rome.
Sex role in literature.
Women in literature.
Epik şiir, Latin -- Tarih ve eleştiri.
Kadın ve edebiyat -- Roma.
Cinsiyet rolü, Edebiyatta.
Edebiyatta kadın.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary.
Epic poetry, Latin. (OCoLC)fst00913954
Sex role in literature. (OCoLC)fst01114649
Women and literature. (OCoLC)fst01177093
Women in literature. (OCoLC)fst01177912
Rome (Empire) (OCoLC)fst01204885
Literatura latina (história e crítica)
Poesia épica.
Mulheres (influências) -- Roma antiga.
Frau (Motiv)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Keith, Alison. Engendering Rome. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000 0521554195 052155621X (DLC) 99023184 (OCoLC)41086663
ISBN 0511039646 (electronic bk.)
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