Warrior Women: The Anonymous Tractatus De Mulieribus

This study analyzes the anonymous Tractatus de Mulieribus, a brief, virtually unknown Greek work, telling of fourteen outstanding women, Greek and barbarian, notable for their intelligence, initiative and courage. The first part of the book is a comprehensive introduction to the treatise and includes – in addition to the original text and an English translation – an examination of both the content and form of De Mulieribus, particularly as a catalogue of women. The times, methods, and purposes of the anonymous author are also investigated. Commentary-essays on the individual women then follow. A wide variety of sources are utilized in order to sketch the fullest possible portrait of each of these lively women. This book, the very first study of De Mulieribus, is a useful introduction to a remarkable treatise.
This study analyzes the anonymous “Tractatus de Mulieribus,” a brief, virtually unknown Greek work, telling of fourteen outstanding women, Greek and barbarian, notable for their intelligence, initiative and courage. The first part of the book is a comprehensive introduction to the treatise and includes – in addition to the original text and an English translation – an examination of both the content and form of “De Mulieribus,” particularly as a catalogue of women. The times, methods, and purposes of the anonymous author are also investigated. Commentary-essays on the individual women then follow. A wide variety of sources are utilized in order to sketch the fullest possible portrait of each of these lively women. This book, the very first study of “De Mulieribus,” is a useful introduction to a remarkable treatise.

Title: Warrior Women The Anonymous Tractatus De Mulieribus
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ISBN: 9789004106659,9004106650
Publisher: BRILL
Genre: Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
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Pages: 252
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