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Les courtisanes dans la Grèce classique : entre réalité et représentation : approche prosopographique, philologique et rhétorique

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to offer a Who's who of the courtesans ("hetairai") of the classical period, including all those texts which relate to them written from the classical period to the Byzantine period, in Greek and Latin, with their French translation. The survey also discusses the term "hetaira" when it is associated with a woman from the classical period, and examines the contexts in which it is used. The study seeks to understand what hetaira meant to the Greeks, and te reveal the mecanisms that governed citizenship and non-citizenship. The social discourse regarding women and their involvement in Athenian society is also analyzed, including a study of the "Against Neaera". Because of the exhaustive corpus, several parallels with well-known courtesans, such as Aspasia, Lais, and Phryne, as well as other less well-known people, provide keys to evaluating how original a given career was. At the same time, the comparison of these women with the world of prostitution reconsiders the appropriateness of the link between "hetairai" and prostitution.
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Cécilia Landau. Les courtisanes dans la Grèce classique : entre réalité et représentation : approche prosopographique, philologique et rhétorique. Etudes classiques. Université de Strasbourg, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018STRAC029⟩. ⟨tel-02080087⟩

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