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The transvestite Achilles : gender and genre in Statius' Achilleid

Author: Peter Heslin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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Statius' unfinished epic, the Achilleid, explores Achilles' mother's attempt to save her son from the Trojan War by dressing him as a girl. This first book-length study of the poem offers a detailed interpretation and explores questions of the poem's reception and of gender in antiquity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Heslin, P.J.
Transvestite Achilles.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005296794
(OCoLC)57430568
Named Person: P Papinius Statius; Ovid; Ovid; P Papinius Statius
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Heslin
ISBN: 9780511482236 051148223X 0511130430 9780511130434 0511128908 9780511128905 9780511300042 0511300042
OCLC Number: 61895880
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 349 pages)
Contents: Opening nights at the opera 1641-1744 --
The design of the Achilleid --
Womanhood, rhetoric, and performance --
Semivir, semifer, semideus --
Transvestism in myth and ritual --
Rape, repetition, and romance --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: P.J. Heslin.
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