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Spoken like a woman : speech and gender in Athenian drama

Author: Laura McClure
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In ancient Athens, where freedom of speech derived from the power of male citizenship, women's voices were seldom heard in public. Female speech was more often represented in theatrical productions through women characters written and enacted by men. In Spoken Like a Woman, the first book-length study of women's speech in classical drama, Laura McClure explores the discursive practices attributed to women of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McClure, Laura, 1959-
Spoken like a woman.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607346588
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura McClure
ISBN: 0691017301 9780691017303 9780691144412 0691144419
OCLC Number: 40538293
Description: 293 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. City of Words: Speech in the Athenian Polis --
Ch. 2. Gender and Verbal Genres in Ancient Greece --
Ch. 3. Logos Gunaikos: Speech and Gender in Aeschylus' Oresteia --
Ch. 4. At the House Door: Phaedra and the Politics of Reputation --
Ch. 5. Women's Wordy Strife: Gossip and Invective in Euripides' Andromache --
Ch. 6. Obscenity, Gender, and Social Status in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae and Ecclesiazusae --
Ch. 7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Laura McClure.
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In ancient Athens, where freedom of speech derived from the power of male citizenship, women's voices were seldom heard in public. Female speech was more often represented in theatrical productions  Read more...

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