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Female Voices: The Democratic Turn in Ali Smith’s Classical Reception

Fiona Cox and Elena Theodorakopoulos

in Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673926
eISBN:
9780191760570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is a study of Girl Meets Boy, Ali Smith’s reworking of Ovid’s myth of Iphis and Ianthe. Smith democratizes the myth, as in her hands its protagonists are working-class Scottish girls. At ... More


Female masculinity and courage in ancient Greek thought

Walter Duvall Penrose

in Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199533374
eISBN:
9780191747069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533374.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The ancient Greeks perceived courage, intelligence, independence, and loyalty as manly characteristics. When exhibited such traits, they were labeled masculine. In traditional Athenian thought, women ... More


Civilized “Amazons”: Women bodyguards and hunters in ancient India and Persia

Walter Duvall Penrose

in Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199533374
eISBN:
9780191747069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533374.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Warlike women were imported from central Asia, from the same places where Greek legend placed the Amazons, and used as bodyguards in ancient India. Much scholarship has explored the role of eunuchs ... More


Gender and Genre: The Case of CIL 4. 5296

Kristina Milnor

in Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684618
eISBN:
9780191765049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684618.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

CIL 4. 5296 represents the only female homoerotic love poem to survive from the ancient Roman world. This chapter uses the poem to discuss authorship and identity in graffiti poetry, a medium which ... More


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