Women and Power In Hellenistic Poetry

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    Abstract

    It is a well-known and striking fact that Hellenistic Poetry is full of powerful and powerfully present women, ranging fromPtolemaic and other queens, to female (semi-) divinities and epic heroines. But the Hellenistic era is likewise remarkable for being relatively rich in female authors, specifically in the domain of epigrammatic poetry. This volume sets out to broach not only the question who the powerful women of Hellenistic poetry were, and what their power consisted of, but also, quite emphatically, in what ways they differ from or resemble previous literary representations of women in, for example, Homeric epic, archaic lyric and Athenian tragedy, and why.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLeuven
    PublisherPeeters
    Number of pages390
    ISBN (Electronic)978-90-429-4580-7
    ISBN (Print)978-90-429-4579-1
    Publication statusPublished - 27-Oct-2021

    Publication series

    NameHellenistica Groningana
    PublisherPeeters
    Volume26

    Keywords

    • Hellenistic poetry
    • women and power

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