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The Woman and the Lyre: Women Writers in Classical Greece and Rome
by Jane M Snyder
Southern Illinois University Press, 1989
Paper: 978-0-8093-3596-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-8173-9 | Cloth: 978-0-8093-1455-3
Library of Congress Classification PA3067.S69 1989
Dewey Decimal Classification 880.99287


Beginning with Sappho in the seventh century B.C.E and ending with Egeria in the fifth century C.E., Snyder profiles ancient Greek and Roman women writers, including lyric and elegiac poets and philosophers and other prose writers. The writers are allowed to speak for themselves, with as much translation from their extant works provided in text as possible. In addition to giving readers biographical and cultural context for the writers and their works, Snyder refutes arguments representing prejudicial attitudes about women’s writing found in the scholarly literature. Covering writers from a wide historical span, this volume provides an engaging and informative introduction to the origins of the tradition of women’s writing in the West.

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