Engendering Rome women in Latin epic /

Heroism has long been recognised by readers and critics of Roman epic as a central theme of the genre from Virgil and Ovid to Lucan and Statius. However the crucial role female characters play in the constitution and negotiation of the heroism on display in epic has received scant attention in the c...

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Main Author: Keith, Alison.
Corporate Authors: ebrary, Inc.
ProQuest (Firm)
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series:Roman literature and its contexts.
ebrary Academic religion & philosophy
Academic complete, religion & philosophy
Online Access:http://site.ebrary.com/lib/jkmlibrary/detail.action?docID=10014993 Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: gender and genre
  • 2. Epic and education: the construction of Roman masculinity
  • 3. The ground of representation
  • 4. Exordia pugnae: engendering war
  • 5. Over her dead body
  • 6. Epilogue

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