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By Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

This quantity examines cinematic representations of historical Greek girls from the geographical regions of fable and heritage. It discusses how those woman figures are resurrected at the great monitor by way of diverse filmmakers in the course of diversified historic moments, and are consequently embedded inside of a story which serves quite a few reasons, looking on the director of the movie, its screenwriters, the studio, the rustic of its starting place, and the sociopolitical context on the time of its

Using a various array of hermeneutic methods (such as gender conception, feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, viewer-response thought, and private voice criticism), the essays target to forged mild on cinema's investments within the classical earlier and decode the mechanisms wherein the ladies less than exam are extracted from their unique context and are dropped at lifestyles to function automobiles for the articulation of contemporary rules, matters, and cultural developments. the quantity therefore goals to enquire not
only how antiquity at the monitor 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 innovations vis-à-vis the classical world.

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