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By Anne L. Klinck

This assortment makes a speciality of a woman's viewpoint in love poetry, and juxtaposes poems by way of girls and poems approximately ladies to elevate questions on how femininity is developed. even supposing so much medieval ''woman's songs'' are both nameless or male-authored lyrics in a favored kind, the time period can usefully be elevated to hide poetry composed by way of girls, and poetry that's aristocratic or realized instead of renowned. Poetry from historic Greece and Rome that resonates with the medieval poems is usually incorporated the following. Readers will discover a diversity of voices, usually echoing related subject matters, as ladies have fun or lament, compliment or condemn, plead or curse, converse in jest or in earnest, to males and to one another, approximately love.

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For Sappho, see Margaret Reynolds, The Sappho Companion (2001), and Anne Carson’s poetic rendering, If Not, Winter (2002). K. Taaffe, Aristophanes and Women (1993); Euripides, Women, and Sexuality, ed. J. I. T. Croally, Euripidean Polemic: The Trojan Women and the Function of Tragedy (1994). On Theocritus’s Epithalamion for Helen, see Maria Pantelia, “Theocritus at Sparta,” Hermes 123 (1995): 76–81. And on women and cult in Locri, Bonnie MacLachlan, “Love, War, and the Goddess in Fifth-Century Locri,” The Ancient World 26 (1995): 203–23—a possible background to the Locrian Song.

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