Making Silence Speak: Women's Voices in Greek Literature and Society / Edition 1

Making Silence Speak: Women's Voices in Greek Literature and Society / Edition 1

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by Andre Lardinois
     
 

"There is no other collection that approaches the issue of women's voices in antiquity from such a broad perspective. Making Silence Speak will interest classicists and nonspecialists alike."—Froma I. Zeitlin, Princeton University

"An important and interesting collection that supports its claim that women's speech is not 'separate from and

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"There is no other collection that approaches the issue of women's voices in antiquity from such a broad perspective. Making Silence Speak will interest classicists and nonspecialists alike."—Froma I. Zeitlin, Princeton University

"An important and interesting collection that supports its claim that women's speech is not 'separate from and subordinate to male discourse,' but rather interrelated with it. This volume contains something of value for practically every Hellenist, and the individual pieces complement one another in a variety of suggestive ways."—Sarah T. Mace, Union College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691004662
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/05/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix

List of Illustrations xi

Note on Abbreviations, Texts, and Translations xiii

Chapter One: Introduction by Laura McClure 3

PART ONE: THE ARCHAIC PERIOD 17

Chapter Two: This Voice Which Is Not One: Helen's Verbal Guises in Homeric Epic by Nancy Worman 19

Chapter Three: The Voice at the Center of the World: The Pythias' Ambiguity and Authority by Lisa Maurizio 38

Chapter Four: Just Like a Woman: Enigmas of the Lyric Voice by Richard P. Martin 55

Chapter Five: Keening Sappho: Female Speech Genres in Sappho's Poetry by Andr? Lardinois 75

PART TWO: THE CLASSICAL PERIOD 93

Chapter Six: Virtual Voices: Toward a Choreography of Women's Speech in Classical Athens by Josine H. Blok 95

Chapter Seven: Antigone and Her Sister(s): Embodying Women in Greek Tragedy by Mark Griffith 117

Chapter Eight: Women?s Cultic Joking and Mockery: Some Perspectives by D. M. O'Higgins 137

Chapter Nine: Women?s Voices in Attic Oratory by Michael Gagarin 161

PART THREE: THE LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD AND BEYOND 177

Chapter Ten: The Good Daughter: Mothers' Tutelage in Erinna's Distaff and Fourth-Century Epitaphs by Eva Stehle 179

Chapter Eleven: Ladies? Day at the Art Institute: Theocritus, Herodas, and the Gendered Gaze by Marilyn B. Skinner 201

Chapter Twelve: Windows on a Woman?s World: Some Letters from Roman Egypt by Raffaella Cribiore 223

Chapter Thirteen: (In-)Versions of Pygmalion: The Statue Talks Back by Patricia A. Rosenmeyer 240

Bibliography 261

Contributors 289

Index 293

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