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    Epic Women Over her dead body: Rhea Silvia,  Dido and the city of Rome
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    The Power of Dead and Dying Women Why are dead and dying women so powerful? Lucretia – established the Republic Verginia – her father kills her so she won’t be  sexually assaulted by a political rebellion/order  restored to Republic Sabine women – narrow escape from death
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    The Story of Rhea Silvia or Ilia Paradigm for how Romans view gender relations Sex and violence intersect in the female body Death of the violated female has positive  benefits for male community
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    The Dream of the Vestal In Ennius’ version, Rhea Silvia  is dragged along a riverbank  by a beautiful stranger Disoriented, she calls out and  is comforted by her father “for an attractive male seemed  to drag me unwilling through  charming willow trees,  riverbanks and unknown  places”
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    She loses her body in the dream
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CLA 3504 taught by Professor Kapparis during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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