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The Roman Mistress: Ancient and Modern Representations Maria Wyke

The Roman Mistress: Ancient and Modern Representations

Maria Wyke

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ISBN : 9786611346140
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464 pages
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From Latin love poetrys dominating and enslaving beloveds, to modern popular cultures infamous Cleopatras and Messalinas, representations of the Roman mistress (or the mistress of Romans) have brought into question both ancient and modern gendersMoreFrom Latin love poetrys dominating and enslaving beloveds, to modern popular cultures infamous Cleopatras and Messalinas, representations of the Roman mistress (or the mistress of Romans) have brought into question both ancient and modern genders and political systems. The Roman Mistress explores representations of transgressive women in Latin love poetry and British television drama, in Roman historiography and nineteenth-century Italian anthropology, on classical coinage and college websites, as poetic metaphor and in the Hollywood star system. In a highly accessible style, the book makes an important and original contribution simultaneously to feminist scholarship on antiquity, the classical tradition, and cultural studies.