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Atalanta as a repoussoir for erotic and competitive ephebic excellence

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dc.contributor.author Fritzell, Stella
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-24T15:40:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-24T15:40:14Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/21494
dc.description.abstract In this paper I suggest that Atlanta rather functions as a repoussoir for the inherent homoeroticism of the male athletic spaces and practices in which the various episodes of her myth take place. Her unexpected presence in masculine settings draws upon the explicit sexual inflections found in narratives of erotic abduction and female rites-of-passage thereby highlighting these same elements implicit in the activities of young men. Atalanta’s feminine and competitive figure demonstrates not only the athletic component of ephebic excellence, but also the erotic. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Argonautica (Orphic epic) en_US
dc.subject Atalanta (Greek mythological character) en_US
dc.title Atalanta as a repoussoir for erotic and competitive ephebic excellence en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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