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Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly (Rosie Wyles) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2016) 9780198725206
Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly (Rosie Wyles) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2016) 9780198725206
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Title: Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Author: Wyles, Rosie

Additional Authors or Contributors: Edith Hall (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780198725206

Volumes: 1; Pages: 544

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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, 20 essays by international leaders in the field chronicle the lives of women from around the globe who have shaped the discipline over more than 500 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-centered 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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Approaches to the Fountain, Edith Hall and Rosie Wyles

2. Learned Women of the Renaissance and Early Modern Period in Italy and England: the Relevance of their Scholarship, Carmel McCallum-Barry

3. Hic sita Sigea est: satis hoc: Luisa Sigea and the Role of D. Maria, Infanta of Portugal, in Female Scholarship, Sofia Frade

4. Menage's Learned Ladies: Anne Dacier (1647-1720) and Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678), Rosie Wyles

5. Anne Dacier (1681), Renee Vivien (1903), or What Does it Mean for a Woman to Translate Sapphoa

6. Intellectual Pleasure and the Woman Translator in 17th and 18th-Century England, Edith Hall

7. Confined and Exposed: Elizabeth Carter's Classical Translations, Jennifer Wallace

8. This Is Not A Chapter About Jane Harrison: Teaching Classics at Newnham College, 1882-1922, Liz Gloyn

9. Classical Education and the Advancement of African American Women in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Michele Valerie Ronnick

10. Grace Harriet Macurdy (1866 1946): Redefining the Classical Scholar, Barbara F. McManus

11. Greek (and Roman) Ways and Thoroughfares: the Routing of Edith Hamilton's Classical Antiquity, Judith P. Hallett

12. Margaret Alford: a Cambridge Latinist (1868-1951), Roland Mayer

13. Eli's Daughters: Female Classics Graduate Students at Yale, 1892-1941, Judith P. Hallett

14. 'Ada Sara Adler (1878-1946): "The greatest woman philologist who ever lived"', Catharine Roth

15. Olga Freidenberg: a Creative Mind Incarcerated, Nina Braginskaya

16. An Unconventional Classicist: the Work and Life of Kathleen Freeman, Eleanor Irwin

17. A.M. Dale, Laetitia Parker

18. Betty Radice (1912-1985) and the Survival of Classics, Rowena Fowler

19. Simone Weil: Receiving the Iliad, Barbara K. Gold

20. Jacqueline de Romilly, Ruth Webb

Afterword

Bibliography

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