The Distaff Side: Representing the Female in Homer's Odyssey

The Distaff Side: Representing the Female in Homer's Odyssey

Beth Cohen


girl Characters play a variety of roles within the Odyssey: buyer goddess (Athena), seductress (Kirke, the Sirens, Nausikaa), carnivorous monster (Skylla), maid servant (Eurykleia), and trustworthy spouse (Penelope). Adopting an interdisciplinary process, this learn examines those diverse lady representations and their importance in the context of the poem and Greek tradition. A primary subject matter of the publication is the visualization of the Odyssey's lady characters via old artists, and a number of other essays speak about the visible and iconographic implications of Odysseus' woman encounters as depicted in Greek, Etruscan, and Roman artwork. the prestigious contributors--from the fields of classical reviews, comparative literature, paintings background, and archaeology--are A.J. Graham, Seth L. Schein, Diana Buitron-Oliver, Beth Cohen, Sheila Murnaghan, Lillian Eileen Doherty, Helene P. Foley, Froma I. Zeitlin, H.A. Shapiro, Richard awesome, Jenifer Neils, and Christine Mitchell Havelock. female in orientation, yet now not narrowly feminist in technique, this primary interdisciplinary paintings at the Odyssey's woman characters may have a huge viewers among students and scholars operating in classical stories, iconography and artwork historical past, women's reports, mythology, and historic history.

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