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Title The distaff side : representing the female in Homer's Odyssey / edited by Beth Cohen.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.

Series OUP E-Books.
Subject Homer. Odyssey.
Homer -- Characters -- Women.
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- Greece.
Goddesses, Greek, in literature.
Art and literature -- Greece.
Women in literature.
Women in art.
Art, Greek.
Epic poetry
Greek poetry
Alt Name Cohen, Beth (Art historian)
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 229 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217) and index.
Contents Odyssey, history, and women / A.J. Graham -- Female representations and interpreting the Odyssey / Seth L. Schein -- Between Skylla and Penelope : female characters of the Odyssey in Archaic and Classical Greek Art / Diana Buitron-Oliver and Beth Cohen -- Plan of Athena / Sheila Murnaghan -- Sirens, muses and female narrators in the Odyssey / Lillian Eileen Doherty -- Penelope as moral agent / Helene P. Foley -- Figuring fidelity in Homer's Odyssey / Froma I. Zeitlin -- Coming of age in Phaiakia : the meeting of Odysseus and Nausikaa / H.A. Shapiro -- Kirke's men : swine and sweethearts / Richard Brilliant -- Femmes fatales : Skylla and the Sirens in Greek Art / Jennifer Neils -- Intimate act of footwashing : Odyssey / Christine Mitchell Havelock.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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, and several essays discuss the visual and iconographic implications of Odysseus' female encounters in Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art. Feminine in orientation, but not narrowly feminist in approach, this first interdisciplinary work on the Odyssey's female characters will have a broad audience among scholars and students working in classical studies, iconography and art history, women's studies, mythology, and ancient history.
ISBN 1429406259 (electronic bk.)
9781429406253 (electronic bk.)
9780195344738 (electronic bk.)
0195344731 (electronic bk.)
9780195086829 (alk. paper)
0195086821 (alk. paper)
019508683X (Paper)
0195086821 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 252593356
Additional Format Print version: Distaff side. New York : Oxford University Press, 1995 (DLC) 94006749