Mary Beard, 11 October 1990
Show More The Woman and the Lyre: Women Writers in Classical Greece and Rome by Jane McIntosh Snyder.
Bristol Classical Press, 199 pp., £25, May 1989, 1 85399 062 0Show More
The Constraints of Desire: The Anthropology of Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece by J.J. Winkler.
Routledge, 240 pp., £30, February 1990, 0 415 90122 7Show More
Greek Virginity by Giulia Sissa, translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
Harvard, 240 pp., $29.95, March 1990, 0 674 36320 5Show More
“... not just in writing, but also most obviously in religious ritual, prophecy and oracular utterance. Giulia Sissa’s Greek Virginity, a translation of her (more aptly titled) Le Corps Virginal, takes as its starting-point the virgin priestess of Apollo at Delphi, the Pythia. What was the connection, she asks, between her oracular function and her ...”