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Representations of women in Theocritus' Idylls : authenticity of the female voice in the erotic and non-erotic portrayals

Author: Marilyn Likosky
Publisher: New York, NY : Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hellenistic poet Theocritus showcased a wide variety of women and their relationships to men in his work. Representations of Women in Theocritus's Idylls: Authenticity of the Female Voice in the Erotic and Non-Erotic Portrayals is the first comprehensive analysis of these women. This book uses a unique and widely inclusive set of tools derived from gender studies, literary criticism, and Hellenistic history to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Theocritus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Likosky
ISBN: 9781433148705 1433148706
OCLC Number: 1022075811
Description: xi, 192 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The female voice --
Bucolics --
Idyll one: the compelling erotic flame --
Idyll three: Amaryllis's stony silence --
Idyll eleven: Galatea, mermaid of the Cyclops's dream --
Idyll six: coquettish Galatea and coy Polyphemus --
Idyll seven: love at harvest time --
Discussion --
Mimes --
Idyll two: Simaetha: seducer or seduced --
Idyll fourteen: Aeschinas's disgrace --
Idyll fifteen: Gorgo and Praxinoa's faux Katabasis --
Discussion --
Heroic vignettes --
Idyll thirteen: Eros overpowers Heracles --
Idyll twenty-two: Castor and Pollux wreak havoc --
Idyll twenty-four: Alcmena, paragon of motherhood and wifely virtues --
Discussion --
Encomia --
Idyll sixteen: the charites --
Idyll seventeen: like-mindedness: the foundation of marriage --
Discussion --
Representations of Arsinoe and Aphrodite intertwined --
Renditions of the female voice.
Responsibility: Marilyn Likosky.

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Theocritus a Hellenistic poet showcased a wide variety of women and their relationships to men. This work is the first comprehensive analysis of these women which includes both erotic and non-erotic  Read more...

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