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Author Penrose, Walter Duvall, Jr.,
Title Postcolonial Amazons : Female masculinity and courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature / Walter Duvall Penrose Jr.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition First edition.

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Author Penrose, Walter Duvall, Jr.,
Series UPSO - Oxford University Press E-Books.
Subject Women -- Greece -- History.
Women in literature.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations
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Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents Cover; Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of figures; List of abbreviations; Introduction; THE AMAZONS; ORIENTALISM AND AMAZONS; ORIENTALISM AND MATRIARCHY; FEMALE MASCULINITY; WOMEN, BARBARIANS, AND THE SUBALTERN; CULTURAL HYBRIDITY AND ANCIENT GENDER PERCEPTIONS; LOOKING IN FROM THE OUTSIDE: "AMAZONS" AND INDIA; FROM VENTRILOQUISM TO PROVINCIALIZING ATHENS; 1: Female masculinity and courage in ancient Greek thought
Greek gender ideology, war, and masculine behavior in womenThe masculinity of Clytemnestra; Clytemnestra, myths of matriarchy, and the "Amazon Complex"; Female masculinity, defiance, and loyalty: Electra and Antigone; Courage and gender variance in the Hippocratic corpus: the medical writer's view of female masculinity; Women's andreia in Socratic philosophy and beyond: Plato, Perictione, Aristotle, and Phintys; Andreia in a Hellenistic context: the Septuagint on the virtuous woman and the anonymous catalog Women Intelligent and Cour ...
Musonius: continuing the Socratic tradition with a Hellenistic twist; Plutarch on courageous women; Peloponnesian women and war; Female masculinity and sexuality in ancient Greek thought; Conclusion; 2: Orientalized Amazons: From imagined to historical warrior women; Modern literary approaches to the Amazons; Amazon studies in the wake of structuralism, post-structuralism, and postmodernism; Amazons and anachronism; The ancient Greek belief in Amazons; The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat; The entertainment value of Amazons; Amazons and female homoeroticism
Amazons as suppliants and parthenoi; Amazons as Thracians, Scythians, and Persians; Imaginary Scythians and Amazons; Amazons and Scythians; Amazons and Sauromatians; Archaeological evidence: Scythians, Sauromatians, Thracians, and "Amazons"; Herodotus and Scythian archaeology; Hartog, Herodotus, and the Amazons; Conclusion: Amazons and Orientalism; 3: Postcolonial Amazons: Decentering Athenian perspectives to rethink warrior women and matriarchy; Provincializing Athens; Amazons and other women warriors; Epic Amazons and Thracians; Penthesilea and other Amazons among men; Amazons in Colchis
Libyan Amazons; Amazons and matriarchy; Gynecocracy: from Amazons to warrior queens; Hordes of armed women: the Sacae of Central Asia; Conclusion; 4: Greek and Persian warrior queens: Herodotus' Artemisia in ethnic perspective; Artemisia I; Artemisia's courage; Artemisia the Amazon; Cultural hybridity, intermarriage, and ethnicity in ancient Caria; Courageous fourth-century Carian queens: Artemisia II and Ada I; Artemisia II's war on Rhodes; Ada's aggression; Mania of Aeolis: a controversial, courageous woman in charge; Fierce Pheretime; Powerful Persian women; Conclusion
Summary Scholars have long been divided over whether the Amazons of Greek legend actually existed. Postcolonial Amazons offers a ground-breaking re-evaluation of the place of martial women in antiquity, bridging the gap between myth and reality by expanding our conception of the Amazon archetype to include the real female warriors of the ancient world.
ISBN 9780191019500 (electronic bk.)
019101950X (electronic bk.)
9780191747069 (electronic bk.)
0191747068 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 961185027
Additional Format Print version : 9780199533374.

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