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In ordinary life the Athenian woman was allowed no accomplishments beyond being a wife and mother. In Greek tragedy, however, women die violently and, through violence, master their own fate. Through her reading of these texts, Loraux illuminates Greek attitudes toward death, sexuality and gender.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674902268
ISBN-10: 0674902262
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 139mm x 10mm)
Pages: 114
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nicole Loraux

Nicole Loraux is Directeur d'Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

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