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Tragic Ways of Killing a Woman

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674902268

Publication Date: 10/01/1991

Short

114 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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In ordinary life an Athenian woman was allowed no accomplishments beyond leading a quiet and exemplary existence as wife and mother. Her glory was to have no glory. In Greek tragedy, however, women die violently and, through violence, master their own fate. It is a genre that delights in blurring the formal frontier between masculine and feminine. Through the subtlety of her reading of these powerful and ambiguous texts, Nicole Loraux elicits an array of insights into Greek attitudes toward death, sexuality, and gender.

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