Tragic Ways of Killing a Woman / Edition 1

Tragic Ways of Killing a Woman / Edition 1

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by Nicole Loraux
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674902262

ISBN-13: 9780674902268

Pub. Date: 10/01/1991

Publisher: Harvard

In ordinary life an Athenian woman was allowed no accomplishments beyond leading a quiet and exemplary existence as wife and mother. Her glory was to have no glory. In Greek tragedy, however, women die violently and, through violence, master their own fate. It is a genre that delights in blurring the formal frontier between masculine and feminine. Through the subtlety

Overview

In ordinary life an Athenian woman was allowed no accomplishments beyond leading a quiet and exemplary existence as wife and mother. Her glory was to have no glory. In Greek tragedy, however, women die violently and, through violence, master their own fate. It is a genre that delights in blurring the formal frontier between masculine and feminine. Through the subtlety of her reading of these powerful and ambiguous texts, Nicole Loraux elicits an array of insights into Greek attitudes toward death, sexuality, and gender.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674902268
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
114
Product dimensions:
(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. The Rope and the Sword

2. The Pure Blood of Virgins

3. Regions of the Body

Notes

Cast of Characters

Index

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