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Homer's Daughters: Women's Responses to Homer in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Fiona Cox and Elena Theodorakopoulos


This collection of essays examines the various ways in which the Homeric epics have been responded to, reworked, and rewritten by women writers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Beginning in 1914 with the First World War, it charts this understudied strand of the history of Homeric reception over the subsequent century up to the present day, analysing the extraordinary responses to both the Odyssey and the Iliad by women from around the world. The backgrounds of these authors and the genres they employ—memoir, poetry, children’s literature, rap, novels—testify not only to the ... More

Keywords: Iliad, Odyssey, Homer, women’s writing, reception, epic, feminism, twentieth century, twenty-first century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198802587
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198802587.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Cox, editor
Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of Exeter

Elena Theodorakopoulos, editor
Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Birmingham

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