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The Resource Cultivating the muse : struggles for power and inspiration in classical literature, edited by Efrossini Spentzou and Don Fowler

Cultivating the muse : struggles for power and inspiration in classical literature, edited by Efrossini Spentzou and Don Fowler

Label
Cultivating the muse : struggles for power and inspiration in classical literature
Title
Cultivating the muse
Title remainder
struggles for power and inspiration in classical literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Efrossini Spentzou and Don Fowler
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"Cultivating the Muse looks beyond the secure and benign images traditionally associated with inspiration in classical literature and scholarship. In contrast to the shapeless collectivity of the Muses in ancient accounts, this collection aspires to redeem their shape in other more vital forms, closer or more distant incarnations of the ever-elusive maiden. Protagonists - or victims - in a complex game of cultural exploration, the alternative Muses and muse-like figures of this book are manipulated, abused, or effaced, but at the same time they also advocate or resist their fates and explore their own powers of persuasion. Inspiration is here not so much explored in its traditional cultic dimensions, but rather invoked for its capacity to trigger fervent debates about power, desire, knowledge, identity, and gender in the societies of ancient Greece and Rome."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
Index
index present
Language note
English text with passages in Greek and Latin
Literary form
non fiction
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1953-1999.
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  • Spentzou, Efrossini
  • Fowler, Don
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  • Muses (Greek deities)
  • Inspiration in literature
  • Classical literature
Label
Cultivating the muse : struggles for power and inspiration in classical literature, edited by Efrossini Spentzou and Don Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes papers from the conference Cultivating the Muse : Power, Desire and Inspiration in the Classical World, held 4 May 1996 at Wolfson College, Oxford
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-301) and indexes
Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Secularizing the Muse/
  • Efrossini Spentzou
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Plato's Muses: The Goddesses that Endure/
  • Penelope Murray
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Envied Muse: Plato versus Homer/
  • Adriana Cavarero
  • p. 47
  • 4.
  • Reinscribing the Muse: Greek Drama and the Discourse of Inspired Creativity/
  • Ismene Lada-Richards
  • p. 69
  • 5.
  • Stealing Apollo's Lyre: Muses and Poetic [actual symbol not reproducible][theta][lambda]a in Apollonius' Argonautica 3/
  • Efrossini Spentzou
  • p. 93
  • 6.
  • Authority and Ontology of the Muses in Epic Reception/
  • Andrew Laird
  • p. 117
  • 7.
  • Masculinity under Threat: The Poetics and Politics of Inspiration in Latin Poetry/
  • Don Fowler
  • p. 141
  • 8.
  • Untouched Self: Sapphic and Catullan Muses in Horace, Odes 1.22/
  • Ronnie Ancona
  • p. 161
  • 9.
  • Muse Unruly and Dead: Acanthis in Propertius 4.5/
  • Micaela Janan
  • p. 187
  • 10.
  • A-musing Tale: Gender, Genre, and Ovid's Battles with Inspiration in the Metamorphoses/
  • Alison Sharrock
  • p. 207
  • 11.
  • Muse and Power in the Poetry of Statius/
  • Gianpiero Rosati
  • p. 229
  • 12.
  • Corny Copa: the Motel Muse/
  • John Henderson
  • p. 253
  • References.
  • p. 279
  • Index Locorum.
  • p. 303
  • General Index.
  • p. 309
Control code
l82002283503
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 312 p.
Isbn
9780199240043
Lccn
2002283503
Label
Cultivating the muse : struggles for power and inspiration in classical literature, edited by Efrossini Spentzou and Don Fowler
Publication
Note
Includes papers from the conference Cultivating the Muse : Power, Desire and Inspiration in the Classical World, held 4 May 1996 at Wolfson College, Oxford
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-301) and indexes
Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Secularizing the Muse/
  • Efrossini Spentzou
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Plato's Muses: The Goddesses that Endure/
  • Penelope Murray
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Envied Muse: Plato versus Homer/
  • Adriana Cavarero
  • p. 47
  • 4.
  • Reinscribing the Muse: Greek Drama and the Discourse of Inspired Creativity/
  • Ismene Lada-Richards
  • p. 69
  • 5.
  • Stealing Apollo's Lyre: Muses and Poetic [actual symbol not reproducible][theta][lambda]a in Apollonius' Argonautica 3/
  • Efrossini Spentzou
  • p. 93
  • 6.
  • Authority and Ontology of the Muses in Epic Reception/
  • Andrew Laird
  • p. 117
  • 7.
  • Masculinity under Threat: The Poetics and Politics of Inspiration in Latin Poetry/
  • Don Fowler
  • p. 141
  • 8.
  • Untouched Self: Sapphic and Catullan Muses in Horace, Odes 1.22/
  • Ronnie Ancona
  • p. 161
  • 9.
  • Muse Unruly and Dead: Acanthis in Propertius 4.5/
  • Micaela Janan
  • p. 187
  • 10.
  • A-musing Tale: Gender, Genre, and Ovid's Battles with Inspiration in the Metamorphoses/
  • Alison Sharrock
  • p. 207
  • 11.
  • Muse and Power in the Poetry of Statius/
  • Gianpiero Rosati
  • p. 229
  • 12.
  • Corny Copa: the Motel Muse/
  • John Henderson
  • p. 253
  • References.
  • p. 279
  • Index Locorum.
  • p. 303
  • General Index.
  • p. 309
Control code
l82002283503
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 312 p.
Isbn
9780199240043
Lccn
2002283503

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