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. 3rd century BC) Corinna was a lyric poet from Tanagra in Boeotia.Her excellence as a lyric poet is well attested: she is said to have defeated  Pindar five times in poetic competition. It is recorded that she wrote five books of lyric  poetry, which were called ‘Tales’, as well as epigrams (two hexameters survive) and lyric  nomes (narrative poems). Perhaps as many as 42 fragments of her work survive, though no  complete poem is extant, and some fragments are only single words.

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Plant, Ian. Corinna. Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 92-98 Apr 2004. ISBN 9781904768029. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20011. Date accessed: 10 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20011. Apr 2004

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