Virgo to Virago: Medea in the Silver Age


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The infamous and formidable mythological figure of Medea has deservedly held an enduring appeal throughout the ages. This has perhaps never been more true than in the Silver Age of Latin literature, when the taste for rhetorical excess and the macabre made the heroine, and especially her notorious acts of witchcraft and the slaughter of her own children in revenge for her husband's infidelity, a particularly suitable and attractive topic for literary treatment. By examining the portrayal of this remarkable figure in the ...

Virgo to Virago: Medea in the Silver Age 2013, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781443846554

Unabridged edition