Woman-character and woman-author in ancient Greek and Roman literature: an attempt at the typology

Гальчук, Оксана Василівна (2021) Woman-character and woman-author in ancient Greek and Roman literature: an attempt at the typology Science and Education a New Dimension, IX(45) (253). pp. 20-25. ISSN 2308-5258

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Abstract

The article proposes a typology of female characters of ancient literature. The typology is based on the dominant categories of «moral» (expressed by the dichotomy of «moral – immoral»), «heroic» («achievement – offence») and «aesthetic» («beautiful – ugly»). Through the prism of mythology, the semantics of the figurative gallery «woman-character» and «woman-author» reflects the specifics of the position of women in the ancient world. Misogyny is typical for the male world of antiquity. This determined the emphasis in the interpretation of women's masks, which were mainly given the role of the object of erotic posing. This, however, does not diminish the reception potential of female images of ancient origin in the subsequent world literary discourse.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: female character; ancient literature; typology; interpretation; kalokagatia
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут філології > Кафедра світової літератури
Depositing User: професор Оксана Гальчук
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2021 11:28
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 11:28
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/36727

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