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Engendering Rome [electronic resource] : women in Latin epic / A.M. Keith.

By: Keith, Alison.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Roman literature and its contexts: Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xii, 149 p.).ISBN: 0511039646 (electronic bk.); 9780511039645 (electronic bk.); 0511038127 (electronic bk.); 9780511038129 (electronic bk.); 9780511605925 (electronic bk.); 0511605927 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism | Women and literature -- Rome | Sex role in literature | Women in literature | Po�esie �epique latine -- Histoire et critique | Femmes et litt�erature -- Rome -- Histoire | R�ole selon le sexe dans la litt�erature | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary | LITERARY CRITICISM -- General | Epik �siir, Latin -- Tarih ve ele�stiri | Kad�n ve edebiyat -- Roma | Cinsiyet rol�u, Edebiyatta | Edebiyatta kad�n | Personages | Vrouwen | Epen | Latijn | Literatura latina (hist�oria e cr�itica) | Poesia �epica | Mulheres (influ�encias) -- Roma antiga | Epos | Frau (Motiv) | Geschichte | Latein | Femmes -- Dans la litt�erature | Femmes -- Rome -- Histoire | Femmes -- Conditions sociales | Femmes et litt�erature -- Rome | R�ole selon le sexe -- Dans la litt�erature | �Epop�ees latines -- Histoire et critiqueGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Engendering Rome.DDC classification: 873/.01093522 Other classification: 18.46 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: gender and genre -- Epic and education: the construction of Roman masculinity -- The ground of representation -- Exordia pugnae: engendering war -- 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-143) and indexes.

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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.

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.

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