The Roman Mistress: Ancient and Modern Representations

The Roman Mistress: Ancient and Modern Representations

by Maria Wyke

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Overview

From Latin love poetry's dominating and enslaving beloveds, to modern popular culture's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780191541407
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 03/14/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Maria Wyke is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Reading.

Table of Contents

1. Part 1. Love Poetry Mistress and Metaphor in Augustan Elegy

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