Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Hardcover | November 26, 2016

EditorRosie Wyles, Edith Hall

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Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly is the first written history of the pioneering women born between the Renaissance and 1913 who played significant roles in the history of classical scholarship. Facing seemingly insurmountableobstacles from patriarchal social systems and educational institutions - from learning Latin and Greek as a marginalized minority, to being excluded from institutional support, denigrated for being lightweight or over-ambitious, and working in the shadows of husbands, fathers, and brothers - theynevertheless continued to teach, edit, translate, analyse, and elucidate the texts left to us by the ancient Greeks and Romans.In this volume twenty essays by international leaders in the field chronicle the lives of women from around the globe who have shaped the discipline over more than five hundred years. Arranged in broadly chronological order from the Italian, Iberian, and Portuguese Renaissance through to theStalinist Soviet Union and occupied France, they synthesize illuminating overviews of the evolution of classical scholarship with incisive case-studies into often overlooked key figures: some, like Madame Anne Dacier, were already famous in their home countries but have been neglected in previous,male-centred accounts, while others have been almost completely lost to the mainstream cultural memory. This book identifies and celebrates them - their frustrations, achievements, and lasting records; in so doing it provides the classical scholars of today, regardless of gender, with the femaleintellectual ancestors they did not know they had.

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Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly is the first written history of the pioneering women born between the Renaissance and 1913 who played significant roles in the history of classical scholarship. Facing seemingly insurmountableobstacles from patriarchal social systems and edu...

Rosie Wyles has been a Lecturer in Classical History and Literature at the University of Kent since 2014, having previously held posts at the University of Oxford, the National University of Ireland Maynooth, the University of Nottingham, and King's College London. Her research interests include Greek and Roman performance arts, costum...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pagesPublished:November 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Edith Hall and Rosie Wyles: Introduction: Approaches to the Fountain2. Carmel McCallum-Barry: Learned Women of the Renaissance and Early Modern Period in Italy and England: the Relevance of their Scholarship3. Sofia Frade: Hic sita Sigea est: satis hoc: Luisa Sigea and the Role of D. Maria, Infanta of Portugal, in Female Scholarship4. Rosie Wyles: Menage's Learned Ladies: Anne Dacier (1647-1720) and Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678)5. Anne Dacier (1681), Renee Vivien (1903), or What Does it Mean for a Woman to Translate Sapphoa6. Edith Hall: Intellectual Pleasure and the Woman Translator in 17th and 18th-Century England7. Jennifer Wallace: Confined and Exposed: Elizabeth Carter's Classical Translations8. Liz Gloyn: This Is Not A Chapter About Jane Harrison: Teaching Classics at Newnham College, 1882-19229. Michele Valerie Ronnick: Classical Education and the Advancement of African American Women in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries10. Barbara F. McManus: Grace Harriet Macurdy (1866 1946): Redefining the Classical Scholar11. Judith P. Hallett: Greek (and Roman) Ways and Thoroughfares: the Routing of Edith Hamilton's Classical Antiquity12. Roland Mayer: Margaret Alford: a Cambridge Latinist (1868-1951)13. Judith P. Hallett: Eli's Daughters: Female Classics Graduate Students at Yale, 1892-194114. Catharine Roth: 'Ada Sara Adler (1878-1946): "The greatest woman philologist who ever lived"'15. Nina Braginskaya: Olga Freidenberg: a Creative Mind Incarcerated16. Eleanor Irwin: An Unconventional Classicist: the Work and Life of Kathleen Freeman17. Laetitia Parker: A.M. Dale18. Rowena Fowler: Betty Radice (1912-1985) and the Survival of Classics19. Barbara K. Gold: Simone Weil: Receiving the Iliad20. Ruth Webb: Jacqueline de RomillyAfterwordBibliography