Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century

Wyles, Rosie and Hall, Edith, eds. (2016) Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 496 pp. ISBN 9780198725206. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly is the first written history of the pioneering women born between the Renaissance and 1913 who played significant roles in the history of classical scholarship. Facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles from patriarchal social systems and educational institutions - from learning Latin and Greek as a marginalized minority, to being excluded from institutional support, denigrated for being lightweight or over-ambitious, and working in the shadows of husbands, fathers, and brothers - they nevertheless continued to teach, edit, translate, analyse, and elucidate the texts left to us by the ancient Greeks and Romans. In this volume twenty essays by international leaders in the field chronicle the lives of women from around the globe who have shaped the discipline over more than five hundred years. Arranged in broadly chronological order from the Italian, Iberian, and Portuguese Renaissance through to the Stalinist Soviet Union and occupied France, they synthesize illuminating overviews of the evolution of classical scholarship with incisive case-studies into often overlooked key figures: some, like Madame Anne Dacier, were already famous in their home countries but have been neglected in previous, male-centred accounts, while others have been almost completely lost to the mainstream cultural memory. This book identifies and celebrates them - their frustrations, achievements, and lasting records; in so doing it provides the classical scholars of today, regardless of gender, with the female intellectual ancestors they did not know they had.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DC France
D History General and Old World > DG Italy
D History General and Old World > DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
E History America
L Education > LA History of education
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Rosie Wyles
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 11:39 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 08:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61401 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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