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Amazon Queen

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

One explicit example of Alexander the Great's live mythologization is the story of his meeting with the Queen of the Amazons, Thalestris. Alexander met Thalestris when he was campaigning in northern ... More


Mourning Endless: Female Otherness in Statius' Thebaid

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses several female figures from Statius' Thebaid, a poem on the civil war between the two brothers Eteocles and Polynices. Hypsipyle is portrayed as an exiled foreigner, a ... More


Populating the Imaginaire

Joseph E. Skinner

in The Invention of Greek Ethnography: From Homer to Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793600
eISBN:
9780199979677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793600.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter leaps backward and forward through imagined space, like the mind of the archetypal well-traveled man in Homer’s Iliad or, perhaps more famously, the mind of Odysseus, who “saw the cities ... More


Performing Madam Britannia and the Blessing of Example

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looks at some women who were claimed by their contemporaries as examples to the nation or as women who benefited the public. It begins with Elizabeth Burnet, who was involved in the ... More


Cranford (1851)

Patsy Stoneman

in Elizabeth Gaskell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Cranford, always the most popular of Elizabeth Gaskell's novels, has until recently seemed unproblematically charming. The women's movement, however, has produced some startling re-readings. Whereas ... More


Virginity and Terror: Reading Hippolytus

Lisabeth During

in The Chastity Plot

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226741468
eISBN:
9780226741635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226741635.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Euripides's troubled hero Hippolytus introduces masculinity into the history of chastity. A committed virgin, Hippolytus worships Artemis and despises marriage. His contempt for the works of ... More


An Amazonian Past: Female Rule and the Threat of Illegitimacy

Eleonora Stoppino

in Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando Furioso

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240371
eISBN:
9780823240418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240371.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter surveys the descriptions of Amazonian societies in the Italian epic tradition preceding Ariosto. It analyzes the figure of the Amazon and its Ariostean incarnation, Marfisa. Looking at ... More


“Inaccurate, as lady linguists often are”: Herodotus and Kleist on the Language of the Amazons

in The Rhetoric of Error from Locke to Kleist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770170
eISBN:
9780804775090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770170.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the Histories of Herodotus and the tragedy Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist, focusing on how their representation of the misspeaking Amazon reveals how error can render all ... More


Alexander and the End of Days

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Alexander the Great's great adventure wrought ground-shaking changes from the Indus to the Nile, and beyond. Alexander's name pops up repeatedly in the context of eschatological expectation. Indeed, ... More


Fading Shades of Hybris: The Attic Amazonomachy

Matteo Barbato

in The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474466424
eISBN:
9781474484510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466424.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that democratic institutions influenced how the Athenians conceptualised the causes of the Attic Amazonomachy and used them to foster ideas about their own attitude towards ... More


Natalie Barney’s Missed Marriages

Melanie C. Hawthorne

in Women, Citizenship, and Sexuality: The Transnational Lives of Renée Vivien, Romaine Brooks, and Natalie Barney

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781789628128
eISBN:
9781800852105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789628128.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Although a coeval of Romaine Brooks, Natalie Barney (1876-1972) managed to steer a happier middle course in which she openly embraced a lesbian identity while avoiding (for the most part) questions ... More


Reclaiming Life and History: The Amazons Benevolent Society and the Black Storyville Baby Dolls

Robin Roberts

in Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823786
eISBN:
9781496823823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823786.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on The Amazons Social Aid and Benevolent Society and The Black Storyville Baby Dolls. The Amazons is group of breast cancer survivors, both natives and transplants, who provide ... More


Dancing in Scyros: Masculinity and Young Women’s Rituals in the Achilleid

Vassiliki Panoussi

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the representation of young women’s rituals in Statius’ Achilleid. The poem shows female ritual activity (expressed through Bacchic rites, choral dancing, and collective worship ... More


The 1890s: New Women, Bloomer Girls, and the Old Ball Game

Debra A. Shattuck

in Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The 1890s saw a dramatic redefinition of femininity that coalesced into the image of the Gibson Girl and “New Woman.” Men like Bernarr Macfadden taught women that athleticism was a prerequisite of ... More


A Dog's Legacy: After Marston Moor

Mark Stoyle

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898591
eISBN:
9781781384978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898591.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter argues that the anxieties and apprehensions which had been aroused as a result of the propaganda storm which had raged around the figures of Rupert and Boy continued to possess a ... More


Deploying Amazons: Women and Wartime Propaganda

Gina M. Martino

in Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640990
eISBN:
9781469641010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640990.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 3 explores the relationship between women’s war making in the northeastern borderlands and propaganda. It argues that political and religious leaders used accounts of women’s martial ... More


Camilla, or the limits of invention

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Camilla is presented as the last of the leaders in Virgil’s Italic catalogue, which is neither exclusively epic in origin nor completely antiquarian in content. It is no surprise to discover ... More


Pontos

Duane W. Roller

in Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The territory of Pontos was the northern coastal regions of Asia Minor, a rugged region that was a mixture of coastal Greek cities, Hittite and Assyrian outposts, and an indigenous population, noted ... More


We Learned These Things from the Romans

Caitlin C. Gillespie

in Boudica: Warrior Woman of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190609078
eISBN:
9780190875596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609078.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 analyzes Dio’s representation of Boudica as an emblem of barbarian strength and fortitude who criticizes the misplaced values of the Romans. Boudica’s fearsome visage opens the ... More


Meaning

David C. Yates

in States of Memory: The Polis, Panhellenism, and the Persian War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190673543
eISBN:
9780190673574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673543.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter builds on Chapter 4 and examines whether the Greeks assigned the same basic meaning to the war. It includes three comparative case studies, each of which pairs popular narratives in ... More


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