Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology - Ian Plant

Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology - Ian Plant


Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology - Ian Plant

Ian Plant [+-]
Macquarie University
Dr Ian Plant is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Ancient History, Division of Humanities. He studied Classics (including Ancient Greek and Latin) and Ancient History at the University of Canterbury, where he completed his doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Katherine Adshead and Professor Kevin Lee. He taught at the University of Western Australia before taking up the post at Macquarie. His fields of research are Greek history and historiography, especially the study of Thucydides. He also works on women writers from Ancient Greece and Rome, and more recently on Egyptian religion in Greek and Latin writers. He teaches Ancient Greek, Latin, Mythology, Greek Heroes, Women Writers, Thucydides and Herodotus. Among his current research projects are: Thucydides and the writing of history Greek and Roman writers on Egyptian Religion-a project he is working on in collaboration with A/Professor Boyo Ockinga. Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome.


(fl. c. 600 BC) There remains doubt about the very existence of Cleobulina, although we have three short  pieces of poetry attributed to her, numerous references to her life in a variety of ancient  sources, and know of two plays named after her. Scholars have long suspected that she may  have been invented to personify a female riddler.  Despite the problems with her history, we should not lightly dismiss her as an historical  figure and poet. Details of her life, like those of most ancient authors, were quickly  forgotten. What remained was a reputation for wit, learning, sound political judgement, and  philosophy arising from the works attributed to her. 

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Plant, Ian. Cleobulina. Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 29-32 Apr 2004. ISBN 9781904768029. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19990. Date accessed: 08 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19990. Apr 2004

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