Theocritus's Urban Mimes: Mobility, Gender, and Patronage

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Drawing on current literary, cultural, and historical approaches, Joan Burton presents sophisticated new readings of Theocritus's urban mimes, which are among the most frequently cited evidence of Hellenistic cultural life, religion, magic, and aesthetics. Unlike Theocritus's bucolic poems, which focus on the male experience, all of his urban mimes represent women in more central and powerful roles, reflecting the growing visibility of Greek women at the time. A work of both innovation and wide-ranging ...

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Drawing on current literary, cultural, and historical approaches, Joan Burton presents sophisticated new readings of Theocritus's urban mimes, which are among the most frequently cited evidence of Hellenistic cultural life, religion, magic, and aesthetics. Unlike Theocritus's bucolic poems, which focus on the male experience, all of his urban mimes represent women in more central and powerful roles, reflecting the growing visibility of Greek women at the time. A work of both innovation and wide-ranging scholarship, this book will be welcomed not only by students of the Hellenistic age but also by readers interested in issues of gender, sexuality, and culture in the ancient world.

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Presents new readings of the third-century BC Alexandrian Greek poet's urban poetry, which differs from his bucolic works by representing women in more central and powerful roles that reflected the growing visibility of Greek women during his lifetime. Emphasizes the discussions of such contemporary issues as the impact of mobility on social and cultural life, the role of gender in power relations, the function of aesthetic experience in life, and the influence of court patronage on poetic imagination. Excerpts are in both Greek and English. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780520088580
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 10/2/1995
  • Series: Hellenistic Culture and Society Series
  • Pages: 307
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.03 (d)

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Joan B. Burton is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Trinity University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on Texts, Translations, and Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Mobility and Immigration 7
Themes of Mobility and Internationalism 9
Symposia 23
Friendship 34
2 Gender and Power 41
Male-Female Relations 42
Women and Power 62
Adonis and Sexual Ambiguity 83
3 Ekphrasis and the Reception of Works of Art 93
Reception of Art 97
Transitions between Art and Reality 114
4 Patronage 123
Ptolemy 126
Arsinoe 133
Conclusion 155
Appendix 1. Translations of Theocritus's Urban Mimes 161
Appendix 2. Circe Allusion (ID. 15.79) 173
Notes 177
References 243
Index 265
Passages Cited 287
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