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AuthorJames, Sharon L
TitleLearned girls and male persuasion [electronic resource] : gender and reading in Roman love elegy / Sharon L. James
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2003
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Descript xv, 350 p. ; 24 cm


pt. 1 -- Concepts, structures, and characters in Roman love elegy -- Introduction: approaching elegy -- Men, women, poetry, and money: the material bases and social backgrounds of elegy -- pt. 2 -- The material girls and the arguments of elegy; or, The docta puella reads elegy -- Against the greedy girl; or, The docta puella does not live by elegy alone -- Characters, complaints, and the stations of the lover; or, Adventures and laments in elegy -- pt. 3 -- Problems of gender and genre, text and audience, in Roman love elegy -- Necessary female beauty and generic male resentment: reading elegy through Ovid -- Poetry, politics, sex, status: how the docta puella serves elegy

Elegiac poetry Latin -- History and criticism Love poetry Latin -- History and criticism Man-woman relationships in literature Women -- Books and reading -- Rome Women and literature -- Rome Books and reading -- Rome Sex role in literature Persuasion (Rhetoric) Women in literature Electronic books.


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