Ancient Greek Women in Film

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-01-28
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos is Assistant Professor of Latin and Ancient Studies at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He has published a number of articles in the fields of Roman elegy, ancient history on film, and the classical tradition in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Figures
Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos
I. Helen
1. Gazing at Helen: Helen as Polysemous Icon in Robert Wise's Helen of Troy and Michael Cacoyannis Trojan Women, Bella Vivante
2. Third Cheerleader from the Left: From Homer's Helen to Helen of Troy, Ruby Blondell
II. Medea
3. Medea's Erotic Text in Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Kirk Ormand
4. Pasolini's Medea: A Twentieth Century Tragedy, Susan O. Shapiro
5. Rebel and Martyr: The Medea of Lars von Trier, Annette M. Baertschi
III. Penelope
6. Madonna and Whore: The Many Faces of Penelope in Camerini's Ulisse (1954), Joanna Paul
7. Why is Penelope Still Waiting? The Missing Feminist Reappraisal of the Odyssey in Cinema: 1963-2007, Edith Hall
IV. Other Mythical Women
8. The Women of Ercole, Arthur J. Pomeroy
9. Annihilating Clytemnestra: The Severing of the Mother-Daughter Bond in Michael Cacoyannis' Iphigenia (1977), Anastasia Bakogianni
10. Mythic Women in Tony Harrison's Prometheus, Hallie Rebecca Marshall
IV. Historical Women
11. Between Family and the Nation: Gorgo in the Cinema, Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos
12. Representing Olympias: The Politics of Gender in Cinematic Treatments of Alexander the Great, Kirsten Day
13. An Almost All Greek Thing: Cleopatra VII and the Hollywood Imagination, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

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