Talk:Hyas

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This article sounds legitimate to my ear, but was worded ambiguously. I checked out the one source that is cited and it does not seem to contain the majority of the information contained herein. So I added an "unreferenced" tag. I also tried to neutralize the opinionated sounding stuff. -Wiccan Quagga 06:21, 3 December 2005 (UTC)

...what was the cited soiurce, which you do not identify? --Wetman 16:49, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Presumably this one, as it appears to be the only reference as of the time I made my edit: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, 1898. Since this is a very brief entry it stands to reason that most of the article was derived from other sources. Thank you for your subsequent improvements --Wiccan Quagga 00:52, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

I also found this article suspect, especially with regards to "And his death gave these weepy rain-nymphs a cause for their weeping, mourning for a male being an acceptably passive female role in the patriarchal culture of the Hellenes." Other Greek myths have women charging into battle and challenging male heroes to games of wits. I think this is a feminist interpretation of a myth that does not benefit from that form of analysis. Might this not be a NPOV? Vio Geraci 70.19.212.138 13:42, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

The Amazons are emphatically not "Greek women". But surely you knew that. The commonplaces about the mourning role for Greek women, who were normally kept in seclusion, is particularly explored in Gail Holst-Warhaft, Dangerous Voices: Women's Laments and Greek Literature. London and New York: Routledge, 1992. I've added that to the article, and an on-line link to the review of it, which you might glance at. Is that better now? Still "suspect"? Any further issues? --Wetman 16:49, 21 April 2007 (UTC)