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Published: 03 November 2016

334 Pages | 32 black-and-white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199533374

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Postcolonial Amazons

Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Walter Duvall Penrose, Jr.

  • Provides an accessible analysis of the concept of female masculinity in the ancient world, an underexplored area in classics
  • Incorporates methodologies derived from anthropology and postcolonial theory as part of a broad interdisciplinary approach
  • Suggests new frameworks and directions for the study of ancient Greek texts from postcolonial and non-paradigmatic gender perspectives

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