Our image of Philistine women is heavily influenced by the biblical narrative of Samson and Delilah (Judg. 13), and even more so by baroque imagery of their ill-fated relationship. The moment of Delilah’s betrayal was portrayed on canvas in Anthony van Dyck’s, Rembrandt’s, and Peter Paul Rubens’ identically titled works, Samson and Delilah. Depictions in pieces of performance art include Milton’s (1671) tragedy Samson Agonistes-on which Handel’s (1743) oratorio Samson (HWV 57) is based-and also Cecil B. DeMille’s 1949 feature, Samson and Delilah.
|Title of host publication||Women in Antiquity|
|Subtitle of host publication||Real Women across the Ancient World|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
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© 2016 Stephanie Lynn Budin and Jean MacIntosh Turfa.
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