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Multimedia

Publication Date

2-4-2014

Collection

Marston Lectures

Keywords

Marston Lectures, video, audio

Abstract

2014/02/04. Dr. Ewald explores Latin verse by women. While literacy among women was rare for many centuries, some women not only read but also composed poetry in Latin. Many of their surviving poems blend pagan mythology, especially nymphs, with Christian theology in creative ways or adapt an ancient language to a medieval or modern context. This lecture will explore some examples of how women writing in Latin created innovative works for new purposes, despite having few predecessors or contemporaries on the same path. Owen Ewald, C. May Marston Professor of the Classics.

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