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Author Burton, Joan B., 1951-

Title Theocritus's urban mimes : mobility, gender, and patronage / Joan B. Burton.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  884.01 BURT    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  884.01 BURT    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 298 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Hellenistic culture and society 19
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-264) and index.
Contents 1. Mobility and Immigration. Themes of Mobility and Internationalism. Symposia. Friendship -- 2. Gender and Power. Male-Female Relations. Women and Power. Adonis and Sexual Ambiguity -- 3. Ekphrasis and the Reception of Works of Art. Reception of Art. Transitions between Art and Reality -- 4. Patronage. Ptolemy. Arsinoe -- Appendix 1. Translations of Theocritus's Urban Mimes -- Appendix 2. Circe Allusion (ID. 15.79).
Subject Theocritus -- Political and social views.
Greek poetry, Hellenistic -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History.
Women and literature -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History.
Authors and patrons -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History.
Art and state -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History.
Social mobility in literature.
Sex role in literature.
ISBN 0520088581 (alk. paper)