ERIC Number: EJ449822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Rhetoric, Possibility, and Women's Status in Ancient Athens: Gorgias' and Isocrates' Encomiums of Helen.
Biesecker, Susan L.
Rhetoric Society Quarterly, v22 n1 p99-108 Win 1992
Critiques teleological narrative structures implicit in the work of some classical historians, adopting instead a multilayered historiographical method. Argues that a law instituted in 451/450 B.C.E. by Pericles opened up a possibility for resisting women's exclusion from the public sphere. Reads Gorgias' and Isocrates' speeches on Helen of Troy as unwitting responses to these conditions. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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