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The Daughters Of Danaus

Author : Mona Caird
ISBN : SRLF:AA0016186033
Genre : Fiction
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"...Follows the lives of two sisters in a wealthy Scots family. One escapes to a profession in London and eventually a decent marriage while the heroine, Hadria, vows to become a composer in Paris, but is thwarted"
Category: Fiction

The Daughters Of Danaus

Author : Mona Caird
ISBN : 055437577X
Genre : Fiction
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Narrative Time History And Feminism In Mona Caird S The Daughters Of Danaus

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ISBN : OCLC:1007216548
Genre : Feminism
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In her article "Marriage" (1888), Mona Caird identified patriarchy as a historically contingent (rather than God-given) institution. Identifying the first societies as matriarchal, she argued that modern marriage began in the Reformation and was linked to commerce, competition, and the bourgeoisie. This article considers how Caird'ss evolutionary views on women and history play out in The Daughters of Danaus(1894). Set in the late-Victorian period but with a mythological title, Caird'ss novel calls attention to the relation between antiquity and modernity. Moreover, the text experiments radically with confusions and dislocations of narrative time. Part 1 collapses modern and primitive time as Hadria and her siblings dance a reel by moonlight in an ancient Scottish garret. Part 2 opens after an unexplained and unannounced lacuna of about eight years. Part 3 opens with a wholly subjective rendering of time as Hadria sees from her train to Paris the rhythmic passing of telegraph poles marking the "pulses of old Time" from her train to Paris. Finally, the text is marked by intense visual moments when narrative action virtually stops and characters freeze into figures in an extradiegetic visual landscape, as in Valeria'ss first sighting of Hadria or Hadria'ss vision of the woman from the train. These formal dislocations disturb the novel's realist discourse and hence imply a corresponding disturbance of the liberal-humanist ideology underlying nineteenth-century realism. The author argues that Caird places her women characters in experimental and often radical relationships with time and history. The Daughters of Danausthe author suggests, conveys an impressionistic and subjective view of time, critiquing the standardisation or rationalisation of time (commonly known as the phenomenon of "railway time") and suggesting the historically contingent nature of patriarchy.
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Suppliant Women

Author : Euripides
ISBN : 019504553X
Genre : Law
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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the editorship of Herbert Golder and the late William Arrowsmith, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the plays. Already tested in performance on the stage, this translation shows for the first time in English the striking interplay of voices in Euripides' Suppliant Women. Torn between the mothers' lament over the dead and proud civic eulogy, between calls for a just war and grief for the fallen, the play captures with unremitting force the competing poles of the human psyche. The translators, Rosanna Warren and Stephen Scully, accentuate the contrast between female lament and male reasoned discourse in this play where the silent dead hold, finally, center stage.
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Aeschylus S Suppliant Women

Author : Geoffrey W. Bakewell
ISBN : 9780299291730
Genre : Drama
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As Athenians of the classical era became increasingly aware of their own collective identity, they sought to define themselves and exclude others. They created a formal legal status to designate the free noncitizens living among them, calling them metics and calling their status metoikia. When Aeschylus dramatized the mythical flight of the Danaids from Egypt in his play Suppliant Women, he did so in light of his own time and place. Throughout the play, directly and indirectly, he casts the newcomers as metics and their stay in Greece as metoikia. Bakewell maps the manifold anxieties that metics created in classical Athens, showing that although citizens benefited from the many immigrants in their midst, they also feared the effects of immigration in political, sexual, and economic realms. Bakewell finds metoikia was a deeply flawed solution to the problem of large-scale immigration.
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The Wing Of Azrael

Author : Mona Caird
ISBN : OSU:32435053024865
Genre : Women
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Prometheus Bound And The Seven Against Thebes

Author : Aeschylus
ISBN : 9781105999581
Genre : Fiction
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The punishment of Prometheus as a consequence of the theft is a major theme of his mythology, and is a popular subject of both ancient and modern art. Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, sentenced the Titan to eternal torment for his transgression. The immortal Prometheus was bound to a rock, where each day an eagle, the emblem of Zeus, was sent to feed on his liver, only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. In some stories, Prometheus is freed at last by the hero Heracles (Hercules).
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Cupid And Psyche

Author : Apuleius
ISBN : 0571111157
Genre : Fiction
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Ancient Greek Beliefs

Author : Perry L. Westmoreland
ISBN : 9780979324819
Genre : History
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Ancient Greek Beliefs explores the mysteries of the ancient myths and religious beliefs of a great people. The text is divided into three sections, Greek mythology, the ancient Greeks, and conclusions. A brief history and lengthy glossary are included. The book is designed as a basic text for the introduction to ancient Greek mythology and beliefs, and the text muses about the religious lessons we might learn from them. It contains abridged stories of Greek mythology, including the extant Greek plays, and considers portions of the works of the great writers, including Aeschylus, Euripides Hesiod, Homer, Plato, and Sophocles. It opens a comprehensive window into the lives of these great ancient people.
Category: History