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Epilogue: Virgins and (M)others: Appropriations of Same and Other in Flavian Rome

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199584413
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723117 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0006

Series: Oxford Studies in Classical Literature and Gender Theory

Epilogue: Virgins and (M)others: Appropriations of Same and Other in Flavian Rome

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This chapter focuses on the epilogues of the Thebaid and Punica and their relationship with the figure of the emperor Domitian 81–96ce). Through an examination of representations of motherhood and virginity in Flavian art, this chapter shows that the poets of the period endorse and problematize the emperor's strategy of acculturation and assimilation of foreign, female otherness.

Keywords: Punica; Thebaid; Emperor Domitian; Flavian art

Chapter.  5216 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Literature

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