Review of Ladies’ Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

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Abstract

Review of the book Ladies’ Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy, Princeton University Press, Princeton & Oxford,2017 by Yopie Prins that wonders about the ways in which classical languages, in the Anglo-American area, have been associated with an idea of cultured and distinct womanhood.The work is mainly based on archival research. The main object of examination is the reception between the Women of Greek letters of Agamemnon (458 BC) and Prometheus chained (about 460 BC) of Aeschylus, of Elettra (about 410-409 BC) of Sophocles, of Hippolytus (428 BC) and of the Bacchaeus (405 BC) of Euripides.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalLINGUE ANTICHE E MODERNE
Volume8
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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