Identities, ethnicities and gender in antiquity / edited by Jacqueline Fabre-Serris, Alison Keith and Florence Klein.

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Series
Published
  • Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter [2021]
Physical description
1 online resource (vi, 286 pages)
ISBN
  • 9783110719949
  • 3110719940
  • 9783110719970
  • 9783110719857
  • 3110719851
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
  • In English.
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Apr 2021).
Audience
  • specialized
Contents
  • Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Introduction -- Part I: Masculinity, Dress and Body -- Ionians, Egyptians, Thracians: Ethnicity and Gender in Attic Vase-Painting -- Dress, Ethnic Identity, and Gender in the Achaemenid Empire: Greek Views on the Persians, and Political Ideology in the Classical Time -- Part II: Gender, Political Leaders and Ethnic Identity -- What Artemisia Knew: The Political Intelligence of Artemisia of Halicarnassus -- Cicero's Verres, Verres' Women -- Identities and Ethnicities in the Punic Wars: Livy's Portrait of the Carthaginian Sophonisba -- Part III: Cleopatra's Survival and Metamorphosis in Roman Poetry -- Gendered Intertextuality: Feminizing the Alexandrian Models in Propertius' Actian Poetry -- Caesar or Cleopatra? Lucan's Tragic Queen -- Part IV: Love, Oriental Ethnicity and Gender in Roman Literature -- The Indiscreet Charm of the Exotic: Amores Peregrini as Explorations of Identity in Roman Poetry -- Latin Literary Lenses on Phoenician Female Speech -- Babylonians in Thebes: Some Ovidian Stories of Barbarians and Foreigners -- Part V: Constructing or Deconstructing Female Ethnicity in Late Antiquity -- Thessalian Witches: An Ethnic Construct in Apuleius' Metamorphoses -- Exemplary Gallic Wives in the Erotikos and Mulierum Virtutes of Plutarch: Stereotypes and Comparisons -- Africa, famula Romae: Constructions of Ethnic Identity in Claudian's Panegyrics -- List of Contributors -- General Index -- Index Locorum
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  • Electronic books.
  • History.
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Language
  • English
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Summary

  • The question of 'identity' arises for any individual or ethnic group when they come into contact with a stranger or another people. Such contact results in the self-conscious identification of ways of life, customs, traditions, and other forms of society as one's own specific cultural features and the construction of others as characteristic of peoples from more or less distant lands, described as very 'different'. Since all societies are structured by the division between the sexes in every field of public and private activity, the modern concept of 'gender' is a key comparator to be considered when investigating how the concepts of identity and ethnicity are articulated in the evaluation of the norms and values of other cultures. The object of this book is to analyze, at the beginning Western culture, various examples of the ways the Greeks and Romans deployed these three parameters in the definition of their identity, both cultural and gendered, by reference to their neighbours and foreign nations at different times in their history. This study also aims to enrich contemporary debates by showing that we have yet to learn from the ancients' discussions of social and cultural issues that are still relevant today.

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