Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Hardcover | August 10, 2010

byAntony Augoustakis

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This is the first book-length study to reconstruct the role of women in the epic poems of the Flavian period of Latin literature. Antony Augoustakis examines the role of female characters from the perspective of Julia Kristeva's theories on foreign otherness and motherhood to underscore theon-going negotiation between same and other in the Roman literary imagination as a telling reflection on the construction of Roman identity and of gender and cultural hierarchies.

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This is the first book-length study to reconstruct the role of women in the epic poems of the Flavian period of Latin literature. Antony Augoustakis examines the role of female characters from the perspective of Julia Kristeva's theories on foreign otherness and motherhood to underscore theon-going negotiation between same and other in...

Antony Augoustakis is Associate Professor of Classics at Baylor University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:August 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199584419

ISBN - 13:9780199584413

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Introduction: Other and same: Female presence in Flavian epic1. Mourning endless: Female otherness in Statius' Thebaid2. Defining the other: From altera patria to tellus mater in Silius Italicus' Punica3. Comes ultima fati: Regulus' encounter with Marcia's otherness in Punica 64. Playing the same: Roman and non-Roman mothers in the PunicaEpilogue: Virgins and (M)others: Appropriations of same and other in Flavian Rome