Docta saltatrix: Body Knowledge, Culture, and Corporeal Discourse in Female Roman Dance

TitleDocta saltatrix: Body Knowledge, Culture, and Corporeal Discourse in Female Roman Dance
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsFernández, ZA
JournalPhoenix
Volume69
Issue3-4
Pagination304-333
Abstract

This article examines the relationship between body knowledge and female intellectualism in the early and middle imperial period. Drawing on theories from gender and dance studies in the past three decades, I argue that Roman women used dance as a mechanism to ensure social interaction, endorse female agency, and create cultural significance. [http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7834/phoenix.69.3-4.0