1st Edition

Feminism in Greek Literature From Homer to Aristotle

By F. A. Wright Copyright 1923
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1923, Feminism in Greek Literature explores the representation of women in ancient Greek literature. It provides an in-depth analysis of various works of literature and examines how women were portrayed in these works. The book also discusses the role of women in Greek society and the ways in which literary representations of women may have reflected or influenced social attitudes towards women.  It brings themes like early epic; the Ionians and Hesiod; Athens in the fifth century; Euripides and the four feminist plays; Socratic circle; and Plato, Attic Orators and Aristotle. This is an important historical reference work for scholars and researchers of Greek literature, Greek history, and feminist literature.

    Introduction 1. The Early Epic 2. The Ionians and Hesiod 3. The Lyric Poets 4. The Milesian Tales 5. Athens in the Fifth Century 6. Aeschylus and Sophocles 7. Euripides 8. Euripides: The Four Feminist Plays 9. The Socratic Circle 10. Aristophanes 11. Plato 12. The Attic Orators 13. Aristotle


    F. A. Wright