Women in 'The Aeneid' and 'Orlando Furioso'
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This paper discusses the empowerment of women in Virgil's 'The Aeneid' and Ariosto's 'Orlando Furioso.' The paper further examines the depiction of women in both works, citing them as unusual for their time since they are more powerful than the to the men to whom they are juxtaposed both works.
From the Paper:"Both Virgil's 'The Aeneid' and Ariosto's 'Orlando Furioso' depict an empowerment of women that is unusual for their day. At a time when most women were regarded as dainty flowers in need of men's protection there are women in both works that hold sufficient power to master the men in the plots. Not only are the women more powerful than the men they are juxtaposed with in the stories, they have in some respects taken on the characteristics..."
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Women in 'The Aeneid' and 'Orlando Furioso' (2008, December 01) Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/women-in-the-aeneid-and-orlando-furioso-122396/
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