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    DescriptionIn the first edition of Women in Greek Myth, Mary R. Lefkowitz convincingly challenged narrow, ideological interpretations of the roles of female characters in Greek mythology. Where some scholars saw the Amazons as the last remnant of a forgotten matriarchy, Clytemnestra as a frustrated individualist, and Antigone as an oppressed revolutionary, Lefkowitz argued that such views were justified neither by the myths themselves nor by the relevant documentary evidence. Concentrating on those aspects of women's experience most often misunderstood-life apart from men, marriage, influence in politics, self-sacrifice and martyrdom, and misogyny-she presented a far less negative account of the role of Greek women, both ordinary and extraordinary, as manifested in the central works of Greek literature. This updated and expanded edition includes six new chapters on such topics as heroic women in Greek epic, seduction and rape in Greek myth, and the parts played by women in ancient rites and festivals. Revisiting the original chapters as well to incorporate two decades of more recent scholarship, Lefkowitz again shows that what Greek men both feared and valued in women was not their sexuality but their intelligence.


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    Title
    Women in Greek Myth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary R. Lefkowitz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801886508
    ISBN 10: 0801886503
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25770
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    BISAC V2.8: SOC032000
    B&T Approval Code: A14662000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 292.13082
    DC21: 292.13082
    DC22: 292.1/3082
    LC classification: BL795.W65 L44 2007
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, NK, JBSF, NHD, NHC, QRA
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    16 b&w photos
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Mary R. Lefkowitz is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities emerita at Wellesley College and coeditor of Women's Life in Greece and Rome, also published by Johns Hopkins.
    Review quote
    The evidence Lefkowitz provides in the new chapters bolsters her claims and makes this edition a necessary replacement of the former. Choice 2008