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5 edition of Women and Humor in Classical Greece found in the catalog.

Women and Humor in Classical Greece

by Laurie O"Higgins

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  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: classical, early & medieval,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Ancient (Classical) Greek,
  • History: World,
  • Ancient - Greece,
  • Women"s Studies - History,
  • History / Ancient / Greece,
  • History / General,
  • Social Science : Women"s Studies - History,
  • General,
  • Greece,
  • Greek wit and humor,
  • History and criticism,
  • Women and literature,
  • Women authors

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages284
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9652852M
    ISBN 100521037905
    ISBN 109780521037907

    Alison Bechdel. Bechdel first became well-known as a cartoonist for her long-running series Dykes to Watch Out For (). When Fun Home was published in , it was clear her work had taken a much different direction. She says that Fun Home is about how she learned to be an artist from her father. "Fun Home" was what she and her brothers called the funeral home that her father ran part.   “ Running With Scissors is a bawdy, outrageous, often hilarious account of what in fact sounds like a seriously unhappy story. During the course of his memoir, Mr. Burroughs writes of being sent to a mental hospital (but only as a way of getting out of school) and of being sexually initiated by the year-old man who lived in the Finches Author: Minou Clark.

    Classical Greece. In his book City of Sokrates: An Introduction to Classical Athens, J.W. Roberts argues that older than tragedy and comedy was a misogynistic tradition in Greek literature, reaching back at least as far as Hesiod.. Misogyny comes into English from the ancient Greek word, misogunia (μισογυνία), which survives in two passages.. The earlier, longer and more complete. This book takes as its starting-point the images of women in the Parthenon sculptures, in order to investigate two levels of feminine experience in Classical Athens, the human and the divine. The inter-play between women's religious prominence and their domestic obscurity is examined in relation to the young citizen women who lead the procession; while the great goddesses represented in the.

    Girls and women in classical Greek religion. this is an essential resource for the study of women and religion in classical Greece. Book. Full-text available. from the history of classical have not only used, but thoroughly enjoyed, this book and its companion, Greenleaf Guide to the Famous Men of Greece, as well as all of the other curriculum in this series. It's rare today to find such good, solid history and mythology which is both engaging and appropriate for Size: KB.


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Women and Humor in Classical Greece by Laurie O"Higgins Download PDF EPUB FB2

Women and Humor in Classical Greece examines the role of women as producers of joking speech, especially within cults of Demeter. This speech, sometimes known as aischrologia, had considerable weight and vitality within its cultic context.

It also shaped literary traditions, notably iambic and Attic old comedy that has traditionally been Cited by: Women and humor in classical Greece / Laurie O’Higgins. Includes bibliographical references.

isbn X (hardback) 1. Greek wit and humor – History and criticism. Greek wit and humor – Women authors – History and criticism. Women and literature – Greece. Women in literature. Women – Greece. Title. Women and humor in classical Greece / Laurie O’Higgins. Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN X (hardback) 1. Greek wit and humor – History and criticism. Greek wit and humor – Women authors – History and criticism. Women and literature – Greece. Women in literature. Women – Greece. Title. Based on a sophisticated reading of legal evidence, this book offers a balanced assessment of the status of women in classical Greece.

Raphael Sealey analyzes the rights of women in marriage, in the control of property, and in questions of inheritance/5. item 3 Women and Humor in Classical Greece by Laurie O'Higgins (English) Paperback Book - Women and Humor in Classical Greece by Laurie O'Higgins (English) Paperback Book.

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Women's Life in Greece and Rome is a book about, you guessed it, women's lives in Greece and Rome. This was a required text for a Western Civilization I class, and it did its job informing me about the lives of women in Greece and Rome.

This book largely consists of translations of source texts, with some analysis of their contents/5(15). To read the history of ancient Greece as it has been written for centuries is to enter a thoroughly male world.

This book, a comprehensive history of women in the Archaic and Classical Ages, completes our picture of ancient Greek society. Largely excluded from any public role, the women of ancient Greece nonetheless appear in various guises in the art and writing of the period, and in legal 5/5(2).

The study of the lives of women in Classical Athens has been a significant part of classical scholarship since the s. The knowledge of Athenian women's lives comes from a variety of ancient sources.

Much of it is literary evidence, primarily from tragedy, comedy, and oratory; supplemented with archaeological sources such as epigraphy and pottery.

To read the history of ancient Greece as it has been written for centuries is to enter a thoroughly male world. This book, a comprehensive history of women in the Archaic and Classical Ages, completes our picture of ancient Greek y excluded from any public role, the women of ancient Greece nonetheless appear in various guises in the art and writing of the/5.

It has often been thought that participation in fertility rituals was women's most important religious activity in classical Greece. Matthew Dillon's wide-ranging study makes it clear that women engaged in numerous other rites and cults, and that their role in Greek religion was actually more important than that of men.

Women invoked the gods' help in becoming pregnant, venerated the god of. - Women and Humor in Classical Greece Laurie O’Higgins Index More information. p Index Delphi, Demes(Eupolis), Demeter anger of,39, 50 deal between Zeus and, 50–1 disguised asold woman, 39, 43–4, double nature of,50, as goddess offertility, Essay.

In Classical Greece, young girls usually grew up in the care of a nurse and spent most of their time in the gynaikon, the women’s quarters of the house located on an upper gynaikon was where mothers nursed their children and engaged in spinning thread and weaving ().In addition to childbearing, the weaving of fabric and managing the household were the principal.

The study of women in the ancient Mediterranean world is a topic of growing interest among classicists and ancient historians, and also students of history, sociology and women's studies.

This volume is an essential resource supplying a compilation of source material in translation, with suggestions for further reading, a general bibliography, and an index of ancient authors and works. A much later text that has survived down to us is the ‘Philogelos’ – ‘the laughter lover’ – compiled by Hierocles and Philagrius (of which almost nothing is known) in perhaps the AD 4th the compilation reveals something of the nature of.

Women's Life in Greece and Rome accomplishes with erudition, grace, and humor its aim." -- The History Teacher, "Throughout the history of this text, as the dust jacket for the first edition attests, 'what remains unchanged is the extraordinary power of these writings and the eloquence with which they speak for and about women in the ancient.

Women in the ancient Greek world had few rights in comparison to male citizens. Unable to vote, own land, or inherit, a woman’s place was in the home and her purpose in life was the rearing of children. This, though, is a general description, and when considering the role of women in ancient Greece one should remember that information regarding specific city-states is often lacking, is.

It has often been thought that participation in fertility rituals was women's most important religious activity in classical Greece.

Matthew Dillon's wide-ranging study makes it clear that women engaged in numerous other rites and cults, and that their role in Greek religion was actually more important than that of men. To read the history of ancient Greece as it has been written for centuries is to enter a thoroughly male world.

This book, a comprehensive history of women in the Archaic and Classical Ages, completes our picture of ancient Greek y excluded from any public role, the women of ancient Greece nonetheless appear in various guises in the art and writing of the period, and in legal 4/5(1). Eleni Gage is the daughter of Greek-American writer Nicholas Gage.

The something New Yorker has written an epic memoir run through with Greek folklore in North of book recounts leaving her life as a journalist in Manhattan to move to her family’s godforsaken village in Epirus, an off-the-beaten-path region of Greece, to rebuild her family’s : Ethel Dilouambaka.

Classic gags discovered in ancient Roman joke book. after the discovery of a classical joke book. equivalent to someone being asked for two year-old women, and being told okay, I'll. Heroines of Classical Greece. 10K likes. Attacked by a malevolent god and cursed for the crime of resistance, Medusa is marked for death in a horrible fashion But she has other plans.WOMEN IN CLASSICAL GREECE HELEN STEELE In the Classical period of Greek history, Athens had reached the zenith of its power and prestige.

Having defeated the Persians, Athens ruled the seas and had formed an Empire that dominated the Aegean. Commodities from all over the Eastern Mediterranean flowed through the port of Piraeus, making Athens the. Women in Classical Greece were uniquely responsible for childbearing, raising the children, weaving, and managing the household.

Childbirth was extremely dangerous as mortality rates at birth were high for both the mother and child. Caring for a newborn child posed a similar concern, since infant death rates in antiquity have been determined at