By Sharon L. James
This research transforms our realizing of Roman love elegy, an enormous and complicated corpus of poetry that flourished within the overdue first century b.c.e. Sharon L. James reads key poems via Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid for the 1st time from the point of view of the lady to whom they're addressed--the docta puella, or realized lady, the poet's loved. through examining the poetry now not, as has constantly been performed, from the stance of the elite male writers--as plaint and confession--but quite from the point of view of the women--thus as persuasion and tried manipulation--James unearths techniques and substance that nobody has listened for before.
Uploader unlock Notes:
Vector PDF, contains bookmarks & OCR/searchable text
Read Online or Download Learned Girls and Male Persuasion: Gender and Reading in Roman Love Elegy PDF
Similar sexuality books
Intercourse: An Uncensored advent presents sincere, in-depth information regarding intercourse, sexual orientation, masturbation, foreplay, contraception techniques, and defense opposed to affliction. This revised and up to date variation comprises up to date information regarding every thing from STIs to new sex-related laws in addition to fresh sections on sexting, on-line relationship and safeguard, and sex-related bullying of all types.
In Europe, love has been given a favorite position in ecu self-representations from the Enlightenment onwards. the class of affection, stemming from inner most and private spheres, was once given a public functionality and used to tell apart ecu civilisation from others. participants to this quantity hint ancient hyperlinks and examine particular connections among the 2 discourses on love and Europe over the process the 20 th century, exploring the differences made among the private and non-private, the political and private.
Ilert Sundt (1817-1875), a Lutheran minister and amazing self-taught sociologist, spent two decades hiking throughout his nation to review social stipulations in nineteenth-century Norway. His paintings took him to turning out to be towns, small farms, and rural villages, the place he puzzled either the rich and the operating sessions approximately their lives.
- Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome
- The Manly Eunuch: Masculinity, Gender Ambiguity, and Christian Ideology in Late Antiquity (The Chicago Series on Sexuality, History, and Society)
- Gay Artists in Modern American Culture: An Imagined Conspiracy (Caravan Book)
- Content Analysis: An Introduction to Its Methodology
- Gender and Envy
- Subverting Empire: Deviance and Disorder in the British Colonial World (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series)
Additional resources for Learned Girls and Male Persuasion: Gender and Reading in Roman Love Elegy
The docta puella demands money and gifts, as advised by the lena; the lover-poet offers her poetry instead; and the vir comes between them. Such a material basis for amatory negotations merits investigation and explication (the terms used here can be found in the appendix). 1 The docta puella is an independent courtesan based on the models of the meretrix and hetaira of New Comedy and evidenced in Roman history by such women as Volumnia Cytheris and Hispala Faecenia. The lena too is inherited from New Comedy, though she is found also in Herodas’s ﬁrst mime.
75 Most elegiac poems are occupied with proposing such trysts, lamenting locked doors, abusing rivals, protesting required generosity, fantasizing an ideal and impossible realm in which lover and puella suffer neither social obstruction nor physical separation, instructing the puella in various ways of pleasing her lover, and threatening her both implicitly and explicitly with the longterm consequences of her unavailability. 78 The elegiac impasse—the material and social gap between lover-poet and puella—both generates the urgent persuasion of elegy and forecloses the elegiac amatory Introduction / 21 relationship; it derives from these insoluble inequities, which are both generic necessities and a key part of the identiﬁcation and character of the docta puella.
1 The docta puella is an independent courtesan based on the models of the meretrix and hetaira of New Comedy and evidenced in Roman history by such women as Volumnia Cytheris and Hispala Faecenia. The lena too is inherited from New Comedy, though she is found also in Herodas’s ﬁrst mime. 2 The discussion of these poetic characters will streamline the readings offered in the rest of the book and lead us to some of the points at which elegy invokes and interacts with life outside the purely literary realm.