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The Distaff Side: Representing the Female in Homer's Odyssey

by Beth Cohen (Editor)

Other authors: Richard Brilliant (Contributor), Diana Buitron-Oliver (Contributor), Lillian Eileen Doherty (Contributor), Helene P. Foley (Contributor), A.J. Graham (Contributor)6 more, Christine Mitchell Havelock (Contributor), Sheila Murnaghan (Contributor), Jennifer Neils (Contributor), Seth L. Schein (Contributor), H.A. Shapiro (Contributor), Froma I. Zeitlin (Contributor)

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Cohen, BethEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brilliant, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buitron-Oliver, DianaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doherty, Lillian EileenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Foley, Helene P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Graham, A.J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Havelock, Christine MitchellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murnaghan, SheilaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Neils, JenniferContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schein, Seth L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shapiro, H.A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zeitlin, Froma I.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 019508683X, Paperback)

Female Characters play various roles in the Odyssey: patron goddess (Athena), seductress (Kirke, the Sirens, Nausikaa), carnivorous monster (Skylla), maid servant (Eurykleia), and faithful wife (Penelope). Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this study examines these different female representations and their significance within the context of the poem and Greek culture. A central theme of the book is the visualization of the Odyssey's female characters by ancient artists, and several essays discuss the visual and iconographic implications of Odysseus' female encounters as depicted in Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art. The distinguished contributors--from the fields of classical studies, comparative literature, art history, and archaeology--are A.J. Graham, Seth L. Schein, Diana Buitron-Oliver, Beth Cohen, Sheila Murnaghan, Lillian Eileen Doherty, Helene P. Foley, Froma I. Zeitlin, H.A. Shapiro, Richard Brilliant, Jenifer Neils, and Christine Mitchell Havelock. Feminine in orientation, but not narrowly feminist in approach, this first interdisciplinary work on the Odyssey's female characters will have a broad audience amongst scholars and students working in classical studies, iconography and art history, women's studies, mythology, and ancient history.

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Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this study examines the different representations of women in the Odyssey and their significance within the context of the poem and Greek culture. A central theme of the book is the visualization of the Odyssey's female characters by ancient artists, and several essays discuss the visual and iconographic implications of Odysseus' female encounters in Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art. Feminine in orientation, but not narrowly feminist in approach, this first interdisciplinary work on the Odyssey's female characters will have a broad audience among scholars and students working in classical studies, iconography and art history, women's studies, mythology, and ancient history.… (more)

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