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The Resource Maternal conceptions in classical literature and philosophy, edited by Alison Sharrock and Alison Keith

Maternal conceptions in classical literature and philosophy, edited by Alison Sharrock and Alison Keith

Label
Maternal conceptions in classical literature and philosophy
Title
Maternal conceptions in classical literature and philosophy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alison Sharrock and Alison Keith
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unlike many studies of the family in the ancient world, this volume presents readings of mothers in classical literature, including philosophical and epigraphic writing as well as poetic texts. Rather than relying on a male viewpoint, the essays offer a female perspective on the lifecycle of motherhood. Although almost all ancient authors are men, this book nevertheless aims to unpack carefully the role of the mother--not as projected by the son or other male relations, but from a woman's own experiences--in order to better understand how they perceived themselves and their families. Because the primary interest is in the mothers themselves, rather than the authors of the texts in which they appear, the work is organized according to the lifecycle of motherhood instead of the traditional structure of the chronology of male authors. The chronology of the male authors ranges from classical Greece to late antiquity, while the motherly lifecycle ranges from pre-conception to the commemoration of offspring who have died before their mothers."--
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Issued also in electronic format.
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Provided by publisher
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NLC
Dewey number
880.9/35252
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sharrock, Alison
  • Keith, Alison
Series statement
  • Phoenix. Supplementary volume
  • Phoenix. Supplementary volumes. Studies in gender
Series volume
  • 57
  • v. 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Classical literature
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Mothers in literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Classical literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Mothers in literature
  • Philosophy, Ancient
Label
Maternal conceptions in classical literature and philosophy, edited by Alison Sharrock and Alison Keith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1089967175
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 388 pages
Isbn
9781487532017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089967175
Label
Maternal conceptions in classical literature and philosophy, edited by Alison Sharrock and Alison Keith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1089967175
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 388 pages
Isbn
9781487532017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089967175

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