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Published: 23 February 2006

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780199284030

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Cretan Women

Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry

Rebecca Armstrong

Oxford Classical Monographs

  • Explores the literary and mythical traditions associated with Cretan women in Latin poetry
  • Casts new light on the writings of familiar authors such as Catullus, Virgil, Ovid, and Seneca
  • Investigates the currently debated theme of the presentation of women in literary texts, and their assimilation to the dominant culture