The Distaff Side

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

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Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this study examines the different representations of women in the "Odyssey" and their significance within the context of the poem and Greek culture. A central theme of the book is the visualization of the "Odyssey"'s female characters by ancient artists. Several essays discuss the visual and iconographic implications of Odysseus' female encounters in Greek, Etruscan and Roman art.show more

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  • Hardback | 247 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 24mm | 562g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 38 pp halftones, bibliography
  • 0195086821
  • 9780195086829

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