VIRTUE, MASCULINITY, AND HIERARCHIES OF DOMINATION IN PLUTARCH’S ANTONY AND DE ISIDE

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Title VIRTUE, MASCULINITY, AND HIERARCHIES OF DOMINATION IN PLUTARCH’S ANTONY AND DE ISIDE
 
Creator Warren, L
 
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Description Plutarch’s Antony and De Iside et Osiride together tackle the manlywoman and the effeminate man. I suggest that De Iside is thetheoretical exposition of the metaphysics underlying this problem ofgender, resolved by gendering the parts of the tripartite soul. In theAntony, these expressions of gender in the body are examined inpractice. Female masculinity is defined as a manifestation of virtuewithout contradicting the natural fact of the female body, whilemanliness is an unvirtuous expression of a desire to dominate.Plutarch refines the hierarchy of domination that affirms women’sclaim to virtue and preserves traditional social order by examiningthe relation between embodied sex and ensouled gender andassigning an ethical value to its expressions.
 
Publisher Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies
 
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Date 2020-04-14
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://akroterion.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1006
10.7445/64-0-1006
 
Source Akroterion; Vol 64 (2019)
2079-2883
0303-1896
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://akroterion.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1006/1029
 
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