The Woman and the Lyre: Women Writers in Classical Greece and Rome (Ad Feminam: Women and Literature)

In this overview of women writers of antiquity Snyder shows that we have far more evidence for for female literary endeavour than might be thought, analysing works by such authors as Myrtis, Korinna, Leonton, Theano, Hortensia and Egeria among many others, alongside the more famous Sappho.

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  1. Excellent step toward women’s history in the world When anyone talks about women in ancient Greece or Rome I always have one question: how do you know that when women left behind so few records? Snyder addresses this question by relying heavily on surviving poems by women and there aren’t many of them. While it is difficult to just let women speak for themselves, I think that this record of surviving works is useful just for that reason — Snyder’s interpretations have been argued about but the fact remains that little survives. I especially…

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