Victorian Women Writers and the Classics : The Feminine of Homer (Paperback)

Author: Hurst, Isobel

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Isobel Hurst examines the role of women writers in the Victorian reception of ancient Greece and Rome, showing that they had a greater imaginative engagement with classical literature than has previously been acknowledged. The restrictions which applied to women''s access to classical learning liberated them from the repressive and sometimes alienating effects of a traditional classical education. Women writers'' reworkings of classical texts serve a variety of purposes: to validate women''s claims to authorship, to demand access to education, to highlight feminist issues through the heroines of ancient tragedy, to repudiate the warrior ethos of ancient epic.


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780199541676
SKU 206880650
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0199541671
Release Date 6/11/2013
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0272
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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