Prisoner of History

Prisoner of History

Aspasia of Miletus and Her Biographical Tradition

eBook - 1995
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According to legend, Aspasia of Miletus was a courtesan, the teacher of Socrates, and the political adviser of her lover Pericles. Next to Sappho and Cleopatra, she is the best known woman of the ancient Mediterranean. Yet continued uncritical reception of her depiction in Attic comedy and naive acceptance of Plutarch's account of her in his Life of Pericles prevent us from understanding who she was and what her contributions to Greek thought may have been. Madeleine Henry combines traditional philological and historical methods of analysis with feminist critical perspectives, in order to trac.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
ISBN: 9786610442324
6610442320
9781280442322
1280442328
9781601299635
160129963X
9780195087123
0195087127
9780585372464
0585372462
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (201 pages) : illustrations

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