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By Jane Stevenson

Girls Latin Poets addresses women's dating to tradition among the 1st century B.C. and the eighteenth century A.D. by means of learning women's poetry in Latin. dependent solely on unique archival study in twelve international locations, Stevenson recovers a facet of historical past frequently deemed to not exist: girls who completed public reputation of their personal time, occasionally to a startling quantity. featuring, usually for the 1st time, the paintings of greater than 300 girls Latin poets, all translated and incorporated in a complete discovering consultant, ladies Latin Poets considerably revises acquired opinion on women's participation in, and relation to, élite tradition. The sheer variety of woman Latin poets would require women's historians to totally think again the concept all ladies had "no entry to schooling" sooner than the 19th century.

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