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In Her Own Words: The Life and Poetry of Aelia Eudocia

by: Sowers, B.P.

Price: 24,90 EURO

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Category: New Books
Code: 27653
ISBN-13: 9780674987371 / 978-0-674-98737-1
ISBN-10: 0674987373 / 0-674-98737-3
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 2020
Publication Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Binding: Paper
Pages: 224
Book Condition: New
Comments: Hellenic Studies 80

In Her Own Words: The Life and Poetry of Aelia Eudocia is the first full-length study to examine Eudocia?s writings as a unified whole and to situate them within their wider fifth-century literary, social, and religious contexts. Responsible for over 3,000 lines of extant poetry, Eudocia is one of the best-preserved ancient female poets. Because she wrote in a literary mode frequently suppressed by proto-orthodox (male) leaders, much of her poetry does not survive, and what does survive remains understudied and underappreciated. This book represents a detailed investigation into Eudocia?s works: her epigraphic poem in honor of the therapeutic bath at Hammat Gader, her Homeric cento—a poetic paraphrase of the Bible using lines from Homer—and her epic on the fictional magician-turned-Christian, Cyprian of Antioch.

Reading her poetry as a whole and in context, Eudocia emerges as an exceptional author representing three unique late-antique communities: poets interested in preserving and transforming classical literature; Christians whose religious views positioned them outside and against traditional power structures; and women who challenged social, religious, and literary boundaries.

Brian P. Sowers is Assistant Professor of Classics at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

 
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In Her Own Words: The Life and Poetry of Aelia Eudocia

by: Sowers, B.P.

  • ISBN-13: 9780674987371 / 978-0-674-98737-1
  • ISBN-03: 0674987373 / 0-674-98737-3
  • Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2020

Price: 24,90 EURO

1 copy in stock