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Intimate Commerce

Exchange, Gender, and Subjectivity in Greek Tragedy

By (author) Victoria Wohl
Format: Hardback
Publisher: University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, United States
Published: 1st Jun 1997
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm
ISBN-10: 0292791135
ISBN-13: 9780292791138
Barcode No: 9780292791138
Synopsis
Wohl offers an illuminating analysis of the exchange of women in Sophocles' "Trachiniae", Aeschylus' "Agamemnon", and Euripides' "Alcestis". She asserts that while the tragedies present an affirmation of Athens' reigning ideologies (including its gender hierarchy), they also offer the possibility of resistance to them.

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"An important new work from the perspective of gender (rather than exclusively feminist) theory, this volume should appeal to professors and graduate students in the classics."- Choice