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By Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

This quantity examines cinematic representations of historic Greek girls from the geographical regions of fable and heritage. It discusses how those woman figures are resurrected at the colossal reveal through assorted filmmakers in the course of diversified ancient moments, and are accordingly embedded inside a story which serves a variety of reasons, reckoning on the director of the movie, its screenwriters, the studio, the rustic of its foundation, and the sociopolitical context on the time of its
production.

Using a various array of hermeneutic ways (such as gender idea, feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, viewer-response concept, and private voice criticism), the essays objective to solid mild on cinema's investments within the classical prior and decode the mechanisms wherein the ladies lower than exam are extracted from their unique context and are dropped at existence to function autos for the articulation of recent rules, issues, and cultural developments. the quantity therefore goals to enquire not
only how antiquity at the display depicts, and during this method distorts, compresses, contests, and revises, antiquity at the web page but additionally, extra crucially, why the medium follows such eclectic representational recommendations vis-à-vis the classical world.

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