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Ancient Greek Women in Film

Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos


This book examines cinematic representations of ancient Greek women from the realms of myth and history, including Helen, Medea, Penelope, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, Iole, Dianeira, Io, Gorgo, Olympias, and Cleopatra. The chapters assembled here discuss how these female figures are resurrected on the big screen at different historical junctures, and are embedded in a narrative that serves different purposes (aesthetic, socio-moral, political) depending on the director of the film, the screenwriter, the studio, the country of its origin, and the time of its production. Using a diverse array of he ... More

Keywords: ancient Greek women, gender, antiquity on screen, classical reception, Greek myth and history, film

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199678921
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos, editor
Assistant Professor of Latin and Ancient Studies, Saint Joseph's University

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