[Classics] Feminism in Greek Literature - thw

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Post by Elizabby » January 13th, 2019, 4:57 am

Feminism in Greek Literature by Frederick Adam Wright (1869 - 1946).

A study examining the views regarding women's place in Ancient Greek society with particular reference to the writings of Homer, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, Socrates and Aristotle.

"There is a question sometimes put to scholars, a doubt often latent in scholars' minds — How was it that Greek civilisation, with all its high ideals and achievements, fell so easily before what seems at first sight an altogether inferior culture? The difficulty is not solved by a reference to military resources or administrative skill, for moral strength is the only thing that matters in history, and a nation has never yet succeeded merely by pure intellect or by brute force. The fact is — and it is as well to state it plainly — that the Greek world perished from one main cause, a low ideal of womanhood and a degradation of women which found expression both in literature and in social life. The position of women and the position of slaves — for the two classes went together — were the canker-spots which, left unhealed, brought about the decay first of Athens and then of Greece." (From Introduction)
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      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Frederick Adam Wright) : n/a
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Last edited by Elizabby on January 22nd, 2019, 1:25 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by DaveWindell » January 13th, 2019, 7:26 am

Dear Elizabby,
Great! Thanks so much for setting this up. I need to complete a recording on another project and then I'm right with you! :D
Yours,
Dave

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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2019, 6:11 pm

I can set up the MW. Fits right in with the play Hecyra over at viewtopic.php?p=1543283#p1543283

EDIT: ready for you

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Elizabby » January 13th, 2019, 6:36 pm

Thanks Todd! I've put in the titles for interest - lots of key names there! I'll come back and fill in the approximate word counts later today.

I'd prefer to hang around in the Launch Pad for a bit to see if we can pick up a DPL. I'll PL myself if we don't get one, but I would have thought this topic would interest someone!

EDIT: Claims can be accepted only for the first 6 chapters, as I think I may need to split chapter 7. I'll come back and work on this tonight!

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Post by DaveWindell » January 13th, 2019, 10:55 pm

Dear Elizabby,
Can I claim Section 1, The Early Epic, please.

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Post by Elizabby » January 14th, 2019, 2:29 am

Sure! I'll put your claim in now!

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Post by Elizabby » January 14th, 2019, 8:43 pm

OK, MW is all sorted out, I think. If the last chapter ends up too long it would be easy enough to add another section at the end, but apart from the Euripides chapters I think they will all come in well under the time limit.

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Post by DaveWindell » January 15th, 2019, 1:56 am

Dear Elizabby,
Do you have a 'preferred pronunciation guide' for this project. I hadn't realised before how much difference there was between common British pronunciation of Ancient names and the common North American. So I checked a bit and even the experts seem to vary a lot eg Robert Fagles of Princeton in his "Odyssey" 1996 gives Nausicaa as 'naw-si'-kay-a' but Emily Wilson of Pennsylvania U. in her "Odyssey" 2018 gives 'now'-sik-ah'. Being a Brit (or possibly just me) I would say 'naw-sic-kay"-a'. Any guidance, please.
Dave

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Post by Elizabby » January 15th, 2019, 6:41 am

I agree with your pronunciation!

In Ancient Greek every vowel is usually pronounced separately, for example the name "Danae" has two distinct vowel sounds on the last syllable.

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Post by DaveWindell » January 15th, 2019, 10:10 am

Dear Elizabby,
Thanks. I'll stick with what I'm used to then, unless you want to have all the names pronounced the same way by all readers.
Dave.
PS While I'm asking tricky questions, do you have a 'quick fix' for my laryngitis...no amount of gargle seems to help. :(

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Post by Elizabby » January 15th, 2019, 2:12 pm

Rest! Also, I gargle with soluble aspirin and drink heaps of tea!

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Post by Leni » January 15th, 2019, 7:13 pm

Hello there. I will be happy to DPL this one. :)
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Post by Elizabby » January 15th, 2019, 8:41 pm

Thanks Leni, that would be brilliant!

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Post by DaveWindell » January 17th, 2019, 7:36 am


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Post by DaveWindell » January 17th, 2019, 7:38 am

Dear Elizabby,
Can I claim Section 2, The Ionians and Hesiod, please, (and thanks for the tip about aspirin...it really helped!)
Dave

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