The Roman Mistress

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Author  Maria Wyke
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   December 7, 2007
ISBN  0199228337
Pages  464

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From Latin love poetry's dominating and enslaving beloveds, to modern popular culture's infamous Cleopatras and Messalinas, representations of the Roman mistress (or the mistress of Romans) have brought into question both ancient and modern genders and political systems. The Roman Mistress makes an important and original contribution simultaneously to feminist scholarship on antiquity, the classical tradition, and cultural studies.

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