Cultivating the Muse: Struggles for Power and Inspiration in Classical Literature

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - 312 páginas
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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 vitalforms, 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 fatesand 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.
 

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The Goddesses that Endure
29
Plato versus Homer
47
Greek Drama and the Discourse
69
Muses and Poetic Oda in Apollonius
93
Authority and Ontology of the Muses in Epic Reception
117
Masculinity under Threat? The Poetics and Politics
141
Sapphic and Catullan Muses in Horace
161
Acanthis in Propertius 4 5
187
Gender Genre and Ovids Battles
207
Muse and Power in the Poetry of Statius
229
the Motel Muse
253
References
279
Index Locorum
303
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Efrossini Spentzou is Lecturer in Latin at Royal Holloway
Don Fowler was Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Jesus College, Oxford

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