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Author Jones, Meriel (Research fellow)
Title Playing the man : performing masculinities in the ancient Greek novel / Meriel Jones.
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Book Cover

 Floor4  PA3267 .J66 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvi, 303 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Oxford studies in classical literature and gender theory
Oxford studies in classical literature and gender theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-292) and indexes.
Contents 1.Paideia. The history and social context of paideia ; The gendering of paideia ; Male paideia in the novels ; Concluding remarks. -- 2. Andreia. Defining and contextualizing andreia ; The gendering of andreia ; Male andreia in the novels ; Concluding remarks. -- 3 Masculinity and Sexual Ideology. Introduction ; Resisting ideology? ; Imperilled masculinity ; Masculinity as role-play ; 'A man with women and a woman with men' ; Concluding remarks.
Summary Examining and contextualising key discourses of ancient Greek masculinity in the five 'ideal' Greek novels, Jones argues that many of the novels' men depend very much on the maintenance of their image before others, and that they are conscious of 'playing the man'.
Subject Greek fiction -- History and criticism.
Masculinity in literature.
ISBN 0199570086 (hbk.)
9780199570089 (hbk.)
OCLC number 768071534