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By S. Murnaghan

ISBN-10: 0203983165

ISBN-13: 9780203983164

ISBN-10: 0415162297

ISBN-13: 9780415162296

Ladies and Slaves in Classical tradition examines how old societies have been geared up round slave-holding and the subordination of girls to bare how girls and slaves interacted with each other in either the cultural representations and the social realities of the Greco-Roman world.The members discover a huge diversity of proof including:* the legendary structures of epic and drama* the affection poems of Ovid* the Greek scientific writers* Augustine's autobiography* a haunting account of an unnamed Roman slave* the archaeological is still of a slave mining camp close to Athens.They argue that the differences among female and male and servile and unfastened have been inextricably connected.This erudite and well-documented ebook provokes questions on how we will be able to desire to recapture the event and subjectivity of old girls and slaves and addresses the ways that femaleness and servility interacted with other kinds of distinction, comparable to type, gender and standing. ladies and Slaves in Classical tradition bargains a stimulating and often arguable perception into the complexities of gender and standing within the Greco-Roman global.

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389–90—but even they are never shown speaking together). If their gender matters, it is not in relation to one another. It is rare enough that male slaves talk to other male slaves, and female slaves among themselves. 240–53, 178–99). Slaves in the Odyssey are portrayed for their masters’ sake, not for themselves, and everything they do or say serves that purpose—as Aristotle will later say that the common interest served by master and slave is the master’s (Politics 1278b32–7). ” As in virtually all slave-holding societies, this polarity corresponds to two modes of representing the relation of slavery, which reflect its ambivalence but try in opposite ways to naturalize it.

So, we recall, was the aristocratic Nausicaa when Odysseus appeared before her, naked but for that important olive branch. There the possibility of marriage (not a casual liaison) was much in the air, but neither said or did anything to breach aristocratic decorum. With the nurse, we get a simple coupling on the beach. In its representation of two dominated groups, slaves and women, the Odyssey has much to tell us about how class and gender operate as social categories, and about the relation between them.

Agamemnon, however, is not the only one whom Clytemnestra executes.

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