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Lisa Kallet-Marx, Josiah Ober, Mogens Herman Hansen, David Stockton, Chistian Meier, Charles W. Fornara, Loren J. Samons Ii & Orlando Patterson
Journal of the History of Ideas 55 (2):307 (1994)
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This paper explores how gender can operate as a disguise for class in an examination of the self-sacrifice of the Maiden in Euripides' Children of Herakles. In Part I, I discuss the role of human sacrifice in terms of its radical potential to transform society and the role of class struggle in Athens. In Part II, I argue that the representation of women was intimately connected with the social and political life of the polis. In a discussion of iconography, the (...)