Authenticity and the representation of female voices.
A major problem in dealing with Ancient Greek and Latin texts attributed to women is the question of authenticity. Alongside texts that are accepted now as genuine, are ones that are certainly pseudonymous; other texts exist of which the authenticity is disputed. In this project I will explore the creation of female voices in antiquity, focusing on examples of pseudonymous texts and texts of disputed authenticity. Some pseudonymous texts were, it seems, accepted as genuine in antiquity, whereas the authenticity of other texts was questioned and found problematic, adding complexity to the attempt to recover and understand the female voice in the Ancient Greek and Roman world.