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List of Illustrations ix Preface xi Between Alpha and Omega xi Acknowledgments xv Introduction: Women and the Greek Alphabet 1 An Ode in Greek 1 Some Greek upon the Margin 5 Ought Women to Learn the Alphabet? 12 Translating Greek Tragedy 26 Chapter One: The Spell of Greek 35 Virginia Woolf 's Agamemnon Notebook 35 Cassandra between the Stage and the Page 45 OTOTOTOI 52 Chapter Two: IOTAOMEGA in Prometheus Bound 57 So Harsh a Chain of Suffering 57 Greek Verbs in Me 62 A Goodly Company of Lady-Translators 83 The Flight of Io, to America and Back to Greece 95 Chapter Three: The Education of Electra 116 Behold and See 116 Electra at Girton College 124 Electra at Smith College 137 Chapter Four: Hippolytus in Ladies' Greek (with the Accents) 152 New Measures for New Women 152 A Brisk Interchange of Letters 155 Euripidean (De)Cadence 163 H.D.'s Euripides: Feet, Feet, Feet, Feet 180 Chapter Five: Dancing Greek Letters 202 Modern Maenads 202 Jane Harrison's Thrill 209 Bryn Mawr College Rituals 218 Postface 233 Reading the Surface 233 Refractions of Antigone 236 How to Read Ladies' Greek 242 Notes 247 Bibliography 265 Index 289
Yopie Prins is the Irene Butter Collegiate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan and the author of Victorian Sappho (Princeton).