Warrior Women: The Anonymous Tractatus De Mulieribus

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BRILL, Jan 1, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 252 pages
This study analyzes the anonymous "Tractatus de Mulieribus," a brief, virtually unknown Greek work, telling of fourteen outstanding women, Greek and barbarian, notable for their intelligence, initiative and courage. The first part of the book is a comprehensive introduction to the treatise and includes - in addition to the original text and an English translation - an examination of both the content and form of "De Mulieribus," particularly as a catalogue of women. The times, methods, and purposes of the anonymous author are also investigated. Commentary-essays on the individual women then follow. A wide variety of sources are utilized in order to sketch the fullest possible portrait of each of these lively women. This book, the very first study of "De Mulieribus," is a useful introduction to a remarkable treatise.
 

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Contents

Preliminary Remarks
3
A Survey
11
Gender Roles
18
The Form Sources and Structure of
26
The Genre of
32
Catalogues of Women
40
Some Speculations
56
Semiramis
65
Atossa
141
Rhodogyne
151
Lyde
159
Thargelia
179
Artemisia
197
Onomaris
219
Bibliography
225
Index Locorum
237

Zarinaea
82
Nitocris the Egyptian
101
Argeia
121

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Deborah Levine Gera, D.Phil. (1987) in Classics, University of Oxford, is a Lecturer in Classics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of "Xenophon's Cyropaedia: Style, Genre, and Literary Technique," ("Oxford University Press," 1993).