Andreia: Studies in Manliness and Courage in Classical Antiquity (Mnemosyne: Bibliotheca Classica Batava, Supplementum, Vol. 238)

Andreia: Studies in Manliness and Courage in Classical Antiquity (Mnemosyne: Bibliotheca Classica Batava, Supplementum, Vol. 238)

ISBN: 9789004119956
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: 2003-02-01
Number of pages: 359
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DESCRIPTION

This volume examines the use of a central concept in the self-definition of any Greek speaking male: Andreia, the notion of courage and manliness. The nature and use of value terms quickly leads the researcher to core issues of cultural identity: through a combination of lexical or semantic and conceptual studies the discourse of manliness and its role in the construction of social order is studied, in a variety of authors, genres, and communicative situations. This book is of interest to students of the classical world, the history of values, gender studies, and cultural historians.

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