Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome

4.08 avg rating
( 12 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780806136646: Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Although Greek society was largely male-dominated, it gave rise to a strong tradition of female authorship. Women poets of ancient Greece and Rome have long fascinated readers, even though much of their poetry survives only in fragmentary form.

This pathbreaking volume is the first collection of essays to examine virtually all surviving poetry by Greek and Roman women. It elevates the status of the poems by demonstrating their depth and artistry. Edited and with an introduction by Ellen Greene, the volume covers a broad time span, beginning with Sappho (ca. 630 b.c.e.) in archaic Greece and extending to Sulpicia (first century B.C.E.) in Augustan Rome. In their analyses, the contributors situate the female poets in an established male tradition, but they also reveal their distinctly “feminine” perspectives. Despite relying on literary convention, the female poets often defy cultural norms, speaking in their own voices and transcending their positions as objects of derision in male-authored texts. In their innovative reworkings of established forms, women poets of ancient Greece and Rome are not mere imitators but creators of a distinct and original body of work.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ellen Greene is Joseph Paxton Presidential Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma. She is the author or editor of four books, including The Erotics of Domination: Male Desire and the Mistress in Latin Love Poetry and The New Sappho on Old Age.

ÿ

ÿÿ

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780806136639: Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0806136634 ISBN 13:  9780806136639
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ellen Greene
Published by University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN 10: 0806136642 ISBN 13: 9780806136646
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Oklahoma Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2794109

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Ellen Greene
Published by University of Oklahoma Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0806136642 ISBN 13: 9780806136646
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0806136642

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Greene, Ellen
Published by University of Oklahoma Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0806136642 ISBN 13: 9780806136646
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110806136642

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 81.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Ellen Greene
Published by University of Oklahoma Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0806136642 ISBN 13: 9780806136646
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0806136642

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 126.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds