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Book chapter

Lucretia without Poniard: Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft's Geeraerdt van Velsen between Livy and Tacitus

In this study, we set ourselves the goal of examining the figure of the female protagonist of Pieter Conlelisz. Hooft's historical tragedy Geeraerdt van Velsen (1613), Machtelt van Velsen, in its connection with the classical “archetypical rape victim” – Lucretia, transformed by Livy into an exemplum of republican virtus, feminine gloria, conjugal modestia and castitas.

In book

Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2018.