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Women & war in antiquity

Author: Jacqueline Fabre-Serris; Alison Keith
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Martial Virtues--courage, loyalty, cunning, and strength were central to male identity in the ancient world, and antique literature is replete with epictions of men cultivating and exercising these virtues on the battlefield. In Women and War in Antiquity, sixteen scholars reexamine classical sources to uncover the complex but hitherto unexplored relationship between women and war in ancient Greece and Rome.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Fabre-Serris; Alison Keith
ISBN: 9781421417622 1421417626
OCLC Number: 900194137
Description: viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Jacqueline Fabre-Serris and Alison Keith --
Part I. From words to deeds : between genres --
War, speech, and the bow are not women's business / Philippe Rousseau --
Women and war in the Iliad : rhetorical and ethical implications / Marella Nappi --
Teichoskopia : female figures looking on battles / Therese Fuhrer --
Women arming men : armor and jewelry / Francois Lissarrague --
Woman and war : from the Theban Cycle to Greek tragedy / Louise Bruit --
Women after war in Seneca's Troades : a reflection on emotions / Jacqueline Fabre-Serris --
Love and war : feminine models, epic roles, and gender identity in Statius' Thebaid / Federica Bessone --
Elegiac women and Roman warfare / Alison Keith --
Warrior women in Roman epic / Alison Sharrock --
Part II. Women and war in historical context : discourse, representation, stakes --
War in the feminine in ancient Greece / Pierre Ducrey --
To act, not submit : women's attitudes in situations of war in ancient Greece / Stella Georgoudi --
Women's wars, censored wars? : a few Greek hypotheses (eighth to fourth centuries BCE) / Pascal Payen --
The warrior queens of Caria (fifth to fourth centuries BCE) : archeology, history and historiography / Violaine Sebillotte Cuchet --
Fulvia : the representation of an elite Roman woman warrior / Judith Hallett --
Women and imperium in Rome : imperial perspectives / Stephane Benoist --
The feminine side of war in Claudian's Epics / Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer --
Index locorum --
Index nominum --
Index rerum --
Index vasorum.
Responsibility: edited by Jacqueline Fabre-Serris and Alison Keith.


This deft volume, which ultimately challenges the conventional scholarly opposition of standards of masculinity and femininity, will appeal to scholars and students of the classical world, European  Read more...
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The essays in this volume open up important but neglected topics for further inquiry, and will be valuable for literary and military historians alike. In addition, the international perspectives Read more...

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