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The Art of LoveBimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris$
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Steven Green

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199277773

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277773.001.0001

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Women on Top: Livia and Andromache

Women on Top: Livia and Andromache

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(p.96) 6 Women on Top: Livia and Andromache
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The Art of Love
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Alessandro Barchiesi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277773.003.0006

This chapter sees both the Leges Iuliae and the Ars Amatoria as creative attempts to redraw the boundaries for different groups of women. Focussing on two named individuals – the historical ‘first lady’ Livia and the mythological Andromache – it demonstrates the ways in which these two women at one time represent polar opposites (the ideal wife and the concubine respectively), and at another appear to occupy a ‘middle ground’ between the two poles. The instability of female categorisation in the Ars is, in turn, a (playful) commentary on the negotiation of gender roles in the Augustan age.

Keywords:   Ars Amatoria, love, Augustus, politics, Rome, Livia, Andromache

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