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Author Blondell, Ruby, 1954- author.
Title Helen of Troy : beauty, myth, devastation / Ruby Blondell.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
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 Floor4  PA3015.R5 H3725 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xvii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-276) and index.
Contents The problem of female beauty -- Helen, daughter of Zeus -- Disarming beauty: the Iliad -- Happily ever after?: the Odyssey -- The many faces of Helen: archaic lyric -- Behind the scenes: the Oresteia -- Spartan woman and Spartan goddess: Herodotus -- Playing defense: Gorgias' encomium of Helen -- Enter Helen: Euripides' Trojan women -- Most beautiful and best : Euripides' Helen -- Helen MacGuffin: Isocrates.
Subject Helen, of Troy, Queen of Sparta -- In literature.
Greek literature -- History and criticism.
Latin literature -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0199731608 (hardcover : alkali paper)
9780199731602 (hardcover : alkali paper)
OCLC number 810442609