James 2014 Rape

Title Information

Author: Sharon L(ynn) James

Title: Reconsidering Rape in Menander's Comedy and Athenian Life

Subtitle: Modern Comparative Evidence

In: Menander in Context

Edited by: Alan H. Sommerstein

Place: New York

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2014

Pages: 24-39

Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies 16

ISBN-13: 9780415843713 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780203754153 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Ancient Greece | Representations: Literature / Menander

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Author: Sharon L. James, Department of Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Abstract: »James explores Menander's treatment of rape, bringing to bear much modern evidence for comparison, and argues that however appallingly indulgent he may expect the large male majority of his audience to be towards the prepetrator, he also enables us to see the crime from the victims's point of view and her response to it.« (Source: Alan H. Sommerstein. »Introduction.« Menander in Context. Edited by Alan H. Sommerstein. New York 2014: xii)

Lecture: James, Sharon L. »Rethinking Rape in Menander's Comedy and Athenian Life: Modern Comparative Evidence.« Menander in Contexts. Nottingham 2012.

Wikipedia: Menander

Added: December 6, 2014 – Last updated: December 6, 2014