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Forming Femininity in Antiquity
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Forming Femininity in Antiquity: Eve, Gender, and Ideologies in the Greek Life of Adam and Eve

Vita Daphna Arbel

Abstract

This book investigates representations of the emblematic first woman by examining one of the earliest and most influential accounts of Adam and Eve subsequent to the Hebrew Bible, namely the apocryphal Greek Life of Adam and Eve (GLAE) from antiquity. It further considers the cultural and ideological significance of these representations. Previous studies of the GLAE’s complex historical and literary development have paved the way for considering additional thematic issues. One such issue is the representation of Eve. Treating the figure of Eve as a culturally constructed representation of wom ... More

Keywords: metonymic eve, Greek Life of Adam and Eve, multivocality, heteroglossia, gender ideologies, femininity, cultural world of antiquity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199837779
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837779.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vita Daphna Arbel, author
University of British Columbia

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