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The Roman Mistress: Ancient and Modern Representations

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    Maria Wyke(Author)

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From Latin love poetry's dominating and enslaving beloveds, to modern popular culture's infamous Cleopatras and Messalinas, representations of the Roman mistress (or the mistress of Romans) have brought into question both ancient and modern genders and political systems. The Roman Mistress explores representations of transgressive women in Latin love poetry and British television drama, in Roman historiography and nineteenth-century Italian anthropology, on classical coinage and college websites, as poetic metaphor and in the Hollywood star system. In a highly accessible style, the book makes an important and original contribution simultaneously to feminist scholarship on antiquity, the classical tradition, and cultural studies.

The Roman Mistress is a useful read for anyone who wishes to understand the feminist perspective on Roman elegy ... Wyke's index and bibliography are exceptionally helpful ... essential reading for those who wish to learn how the Classics have been adapted for twentieth and twenty-first century audiences. (New England Classical Journal)The book contains many fascinating insights and sheds new light on some old debates. (The Journal of Classics Teaching)It is extremely convenient to have these papers brought together in one volume ... an extensive bibliography rounds out this rich collection. (Journal of Roman Studies)The material that Wyke has unearthed ... is an extraordinary mixture of kitsch, glamour and classically inspired wit. (Mary Beard, London Review of Books)

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  • PDF | 462 pages
  • Maria Wyke(Author)
  • OUP Oxford (14 Mar. 2002)
  • English
  • 6
  • Poetry, Drama & Criticism

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