This is the first publication that narrates the significant contributions of Greek women in the various genres of the arts in a historical perspective from antiquity to contemporary Greece. It discusses Greek women in the disciplines of music, the visual arts, poetry and literature, film and theatre, and history. The historical roles of Greek women in music are examined including the first woman composer with preserved music that is a Byzantine-Greek. Readers will discover that it was a Greek woman philosopher who influenced the formation of Socrates’ thinking and that the
Odyssey were actually written by a Hellenic woman but were later appropriated by Homer. Classic and contemporary Greek female writers are in the foreground as well as the modern art music and popular music by Greek women composers. The roles of Greek women in drama are examined and the significant works of contemporary Greek women artists are recognized.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 163 pp., 40 b/w ill., 49 coloured ill.
Contents: Olympia Dukakis: Foreword – Michael Cosmopoulos: Prologue – Diane Touliatos-Miles: Preface – Diane Touliatos-Miles:
Greek Women Musicians in Antiquity and Byzantium – John Younger: Tecnitides: Women Artists in Ancient Greece – Gail Holst-Warhaft:
Penelope’s Perspective: How Greek Women Poets translate the Classics – Anastasia Siopsi: Greek Women contributing in Art Music
in Greece and abroad – Gail Holst-Warhaft: Greek Women and popular («Laika») Music – Vassiliki Rapti: Women in Greek Theatre:
Contemporary Adaptations of Ancient Greek Tragedy – Christina Petrinou: Contemporary Greek Women Artists and Painters.