Vol. 12 (2023)

Confluenza di generi e scambio di ruoli. Qualche riflessione linguistico-letteraria sui processi di contaminazione tra il maschile e il femminile nel mondo greco antico

Marianna Pozza
Sapienza Università di Roma
Vincenzo D'Andrea
Liceo Classico “Primo Levi” San Donato Milanese

Published 2023-12-23


  • Ancient Greek,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Indo-European Etymology,
  • Linguistic Gender,
  • Natural Gender


This study explores linguistic and literary phenomena in the ancient Greek world, with a specific focus on the convergence of genres and role exchanges. We begin by briefly examining the emergence of the feminine gender in the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language. Subsequently, we analyze instances of linguistic and cultural cross-contamination, shedding light on the complex dynamics of gender convergence within ancient Greek society. Our examination is framed within a socio-cultural context, drawing insights from recent developments in gender studies. This research contributes to a deeper understanding of the multifaceted interactions shaping gender roles and linguistic expressions in the ancient Greek context.