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O espa?o funerário: comemora??es privadas e exposi??o pública das mulheres em Atenas (séculos VI-IV a.C.)

DOI: 10.1590/S0102-01882011000100010

Keywords: funerary epigrams, women's history, classical athens.

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this paper analyses the funerary celebrations of women in athens, focusing particularly on attic epigrams. it explores the thesis that funerary contexts, viewed as 'publicizing' and exposing spaces, highlight a positive relation of the polis community towards its women, by means of the valorization of question such as philia relationships and the recurring epic traditional eulogies, which formerly applied only to men. i seek to discuss this positivity, drawing on vernant's thesis of a strong connection between the public space and political identity, arguing that female presentation in funerary spaces can be conceived as one of the ways by which polis society represents its identity, moving beyond the restrictive frame of citizen values.


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