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By Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

ISBN-10: 0199678928

ISBN-13: 9780199678921

This quantity examines cinematic representations of historical Greek girls from the nation-states of fable and heritage. It discusses how those lady figures are resurrected at the tremendous monitor by way of diverse filmmakers in the course of varied ancient moments, and are as a result embedded inside a story which serves a variety of reasons, counting on the director of the movie, its screenwriters, the studio, the rustic of its foundation, and the sociopolitical context on the time of its
production.

Using a various array of hermeneutic techniques (such as gender concept, feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, viewer-response conception, and private voice criticism), the essays objective to solid mild on cinema's investments within the classical previous and decode the mechanisms wherein the ladies lower than exam are extracted from their unique context and are dropped at existence to function autos for the articulation of contemporary rules, issues, and cultural developments. the quantity hence goals to enquire not
only how antiquity at the reveal depicts, and during this technique distorts, compresses, contests, and revises, antiquity at the web page but in addition, extra crucially, why the medium follows such eclectic representational recommendations vis-à-vis the classical world.

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