Ancient Greek Women in Film (Classical Presences) by Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

Greek Roman Literature

By Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

This quantity examines cinematic representations of historical Greek ladies from the geographical regions of delusion and heritage. It discusses how those girl figures are resurrected at the sizeable display by means of varied filmmakers in the course of various historic moments, and are as a result embedded inside of a story which serves numerous reasons, counting on the director of the movie, its screenwriters, the studio, the rustic of its starting place, and the sociopolitical context on the time of its
production.

Using a various array of hermeneutic methods (such as gender concept, feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, viewer-response conception, and private voice criticism), the essays target to solid mild on cinema's investments within the classical previous and decode the mechanisms wherein the ladies less than exam are extracted from their unique context and are delivered to existence to function autos for the articulation of recent rules, matters, and cultural traits. the amount hence goals to enquire not
only how antiquity at the monitor depicts, and during this technique distorts, compresses, contests, and revises, antiquity at the web page but in addition, extra crucially, why the medium follows such eclectic representational ideas vis-à-vis the classical world.

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