The Transvestite Achilles: Gender and Genre in Statius' Achilleid available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
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As we follow Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure girl to lover to hero, Statius brilliantly illustrates a series of contrasting codes of behavior: male and female, epic and elegiac. This first full-length study of the poem addresses not only the narrative itself, but also sets the myth of Achilles on Scyros within a broad interpretive framework. The exploration ranges from the reception of the Achilleid in Baroque opera to the anthropological parallels that have emerged to explain Achilles' transvestism.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
P. J. Heslin is a lecturer in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Durham.