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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691004668

ISBN-13: 9780691004662

Pub. Date: 03/05/2001

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This collection attempts to recover the voices of women in antiquity from a variety of perspectives: how they spoke, where they could be heard, and how their speech was adopted in literature and public discourse. Rather than confirming the old model of binary oppositions in which women's speech was viewed as insignificant and subordinate to male discourse,

Overview

This collection attempts to recover the voices of women in antiquity from a variety of perspectives: how they spoke, where they could be heard, and how their speech was adopted in literature and public discourse. Rather than confirming the old model of binary oppositions in which women's speech was viewed as insignificant and subordinate to male discourse, these essays reveal a dynamic and potentially explosive interrelation between women's speech and the realm of literary production, religion, and oratory. The contributors use a variety of methodologies to mine a diverse array of sources, from Homeric epic to fictional letters of the second sophistic period and from actual letters written by women in Hellenistic Egypt to the poetry of Sappho.

Throughout, the term "voice" is used in its broadest definition. It includes not only the few remaining genuine women's voices but also the ways in which male authors render women's speech and the social assumptions such representations reflect and reinforce. These essays therefore explore how fictional female voices can serve to negotiate complex social, epistemological, and aesthetic issues. The contributors include Josine Blok, Raffaella Cribiore, Michael Gagarin, Mark Griffith, André Lardinois, Richard Martin, Lisa Maurizio, Laura McClure, D. M. O'Higgins, Patricia Rosenmeyer, Marilyn Skinner, Eva Stehle, and Nancy Worman.

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)

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 André 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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