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By Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

This quantity examines cinematic representations of historical Greek girls from the nation-states of fable and historical past. It discusses how those girl figures are resurrected at the colossal reveal through assorted filmmakers in the course of assorted historic moments, and are consequently embedded inside a story which serves quite a few 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 thought, feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, viewer-response concept, and private voice criticism), the essays objective to forged gentle on cinema's investments within the classical earlier and decode the mechanisms wherein the ladies lower than exam are extracted from their unique context and are dropped at existence to function automobiles for the articulation of contemporary principles, issues, and cultural tendencies. the quantity therefore goals to enquire not
only how antiquity at the display depicts, and during this technique distorts, compresses, contests, and revises, antiquity at the web page but additionally, extra crucially, why the medium follows such eclectic representational thoughts vis-à-vis the classical world.

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