Imagining Illegitimacy in Classical Greek Literature

Imagining Illegitimacy in Classical Greek Literature

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In Imagining Illegitimacy, Mary Ebbott investigates metaphors of illegitimacy in classical Greek literature, concentrating in particular on the way in which the illegitimate child (nothos) is imagined in narratives. By analyzing the imagery connected to illegitimate persons, Ebbott arrives at deep insights on how legitimacy and illegitimacy in Greek culture were deeply connected to the concepts of family, procreation, and citizenry, and how these connections influenced cultural imperatives of determining and controlling legitimacy.
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 142.2 x 223.5 x 10.2mm | 204.12g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739105388
  • 9780739105382

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Metaphors of Illegitimacy Chapter 2 Where the Girls Are: Skotioi and Parthenoi Chapter 3 Teucer, the Bastard Archer Chapter 4 Images of Fertility and Sterility Chapter 5 Euripides' Hippolytos Chapter 6 Conclusion
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About Mary Ebbott

Mary Ebbott is Assistant Professor of Classics at College of the Holy cross and Executive Editor at the Center for Hellenic Studies.
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