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Cleopatra: housewife

Mary Hamer

in Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the representations of Cleopatra from Giovanni Boccaccio's De Claris Mulieribus and Francesco Petrarch's De Remediis utriusque Fortunae. It notes that the pair of woodcuts ... More


The Emblematic Woman

Wendy Heller

in Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209336
eISBN:
9780520919341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209336.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents the emblematic woman drawn from the ancient world whose virtues and vices were fashioned and refashioned to express early modern notions of femininity. The crescendo in the ... More


Fabulous Women, Fables of Patronage Metham's Amoryus and Cleopes and BL MS Additional 10304

Kara Doyle

in Medieval Poetics and Social Practice: Responding to the Work of Penn R. Szittya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243242
eISBN:
9780823243280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243242.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Kara Doyle focuses on medieval women as literary patrons; as she points out, “in the Middle Ages, the relationship between poetry and social practice is often negotiated through the mechanisms of ... More


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