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Women in Classical Athens
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 199811
  • Antal sidor: 116
  • Vikt i gram: 145
  • ISBN10:1853995436
  • ISBN13:9781853995439

Women in Classical Athens

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This book takes as its starting-point the images of women in the Parthenon sculptures, in order to investigate two levels of feminine experience in Classical Athens, the human and the divine. The inter-play between women's religious prominence and their domestic obscurity is examined in relation to the young citizen women who lead the procession; while the great goddesses represented in the frieze are studies in terms of their relationships with their human worshippers and, on a symbolic level, with the mythological females, such as the Amazons, who appear in the metopes. Finally, the book turns to a third aspect of th e feminine experience, and looks at the women who do not appear in the Parthenon sculptures - the prostitutes, slaves and alien women who made a vital economic and ideological contribution to the Athenian achievement.

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