The Distaff Side

The Distaff Side

Representing the Female in Homer's Odyssey

eBook - 1995
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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.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
ISBN: 9780195086829
0195086821
9781280527203
128052720X
9780195344738
0195344731
9781429406253
1429406259
9780195086836
0195086821
019508683X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 229 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Cohen, Beth (Art historian)

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