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By Gail Holst-Warhaft

In Dangerous Voices Holst-Warhaft investigates the facility and that means of the traditional lament, specially women's mourning of the useless, and units out to find why laws was once brought to slash those laments in antiquity. An research of laments starting from New Guinea to Greece means that this basically woman paintings shape gave ladies massive energy over the rituals of loss of life. The possibility they posed to the Greek nation brought on them to be appropriated by means of male writers together with the tragedians. Holst-Warhaft argues that the lack of the normal lament in Greece and different international locations not just deprives ladies in their conventional regulate over the rituals of dying yet leaves all mourners impoverished.

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