Anxiety Veiled: Euripides and the Traffic in Women

Anxiety Veiled: Euripides and the Traffic in Women


By (author) Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz

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  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 224mm x 20mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1993
  • Publication City/Country: Ithaca
  • ISBN 10: 0801480914
  • ISBN 13: 9780801480911

Product description

What should we make of the prominence of female characters in the plays of Euripides? Not, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz concludes, that he was either a misogynist or a feminist before his time. Tracking the relationship between male anxiety and female desire in his drama, she demonstrates in this rich and incisive book that Euripides' plays support a structure of male dominance while simultaneously inscribing female strength.

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