Faculty Book: Ronnie Ancona
Ronnie Ancona and Ellen Greene
Gendered Dynamics in Latin Love Poetry
(Arethusa Books, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005; 384 pp.)
In recent decades, Latin love poetry has become a significant site for feminist and other literary critics studying conceptions of gender and sexuality in ancient Roman culture. This new volume, the first to focus specifically on gender dynamics in Latin love poetry, moves beyond the polarized critical positions that argue that this poetry either confirms traditional gender roles or subverts them. By complicating the views of gender dynamics in Latin love poetry, this exciting new scholarship will stimulate further debates in classical studies and literary criticism with its fresh perspectives. Ronnie Ancona is a professor of classics at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.
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Submitted on: OCT 14, 2005