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The famous polymath Plutarch often discussed the relationship between spouses in his works, including Marriage Advice, Dialogue on Love, and many of the Parallel Lives. In this collection, leading scholars explore the marital views expressed in Plutarch's works and the art, philosophy, and literature produced by his contemporaries and predecessors.
Through aesthetically informed and sensitive modes of analysis, these contributors examine a wealth of representations—including violence in weddings and spousal devotion after death. The Discourse of Marriage in the Greco-Roman World demonstrates the varying conceptions of an institution that was central to ancient social and political life—and remains prominent in the modern world. This volume will contribute to scholars' understanding of the era and fascinate anyone interested in historic depictions of marriage and the role and status of women in the late Hellenistic and early Imperial periods.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Editions and Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: The Discourse of Marriage and Its Context
  2. pp. 3-19
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  1. Wedding Connections in Greek and Roman Art
  2. pp. 20-67
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  1. Violence in the Roman Wedding
  2. pp. 68-93
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  1. Plutarch's Marriage Advice and the Tradition of the Poetic Epithalamium
  2. pp. 94-118
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  1. Epicurus on Marriage
  2. pp. 119-141
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  1. The Impossible Feminism of "Seneca, On Marriage": Style and the Woman in Jerome, Against Jovinian 1
  2. pp. 142-177
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  1. Marriage and Animal Exemplarity in Plutarch
  2. pp. 178-198
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  1. Death Is Not the End: Spousal Devotion in Plutarch's Portraits of Camma, Porcia, and Cornelia
  2. pp. 199-218
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  1. Erotic Desire and the Desire to Marry in the Ancient Greek Novels
  2. pp. 219-244
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 245-248
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 249-258
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  1. Index Locorum
  2. pp. 259-278
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299328436
Related ISBN
9780299328405
MARC Record
OCLC
1159982364
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-31
Language
English
Open Access
No
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