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Female Aristeiai and Women in Masculine Roles in Epic Literature

Title: Female Aristeiai and Women in Masculine Roles in Epic Literature.
Name(s): Chasteen, Bethany, author
Department of Classics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This honors thesis will aim to address the less-studied topic of female aristeia and women in masculine roles in ancient epic to establish examples of women breaching concepts that divided ancient society. It will also examine aristeia as a tool used by an author to foreshadow the success or failure of a character in battle in Homer's Iliad, Vergil's Aeneid and in Quintus Smyrnaeus' Fall of Troy. There is an exploration of German scholar Tilman Krischer's model which tracks the process that a hero undergoes in his aristeia as well as how his model fits other masculine Greek heroes in the Iliad. An analysis of some works by J.G. Howie on Krischer's work is included. Aristeiai for Hera in book 14 of the Iliad and Dido in book 4 of the Aeneid are proposed, following the model by Krischer. Comparison of the Amazonian warrior Penthesileia to the Greek hero Achilles is performed and an analysis of her role as a warrior in Quintus of Smyrna's Fall of Troy.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0187 (IID)
Keywords: Homer, Iliad, Aristeia, Aeneid, Dido, Hera, Penthesileia, Achilles, Krischer
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Classics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: April 15, 2013.
Subject(s): Greece -- History
History, Ancient
Rome -- History
Classical literature
Classical philology
Civilization, Classical
Civilization, Greco-Roman
Languages, Modern
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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