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Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World Readings and Sources

ISBN-10: 0631225897
ISBN-13: 9780631225898
Edition: 2002
Authors: Laura K. McClure
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

This book explores the fascinating world of sex and gender roles in the classical period. It provides readers with essays that represent a range of perspectives on women, gender and sexuality in the ancient world. They are accessible to general readers whilst also challenging them to confront problems of evidence and interpretation, new theories and methodologies, and contemporary assumptions about gender and sexuality. The essays cover a broad spectrum of scholarly perspectives, and trace the debates and themes of the field from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. They also address a range of literary and non-literary genres, including some non-canonical sources such as medical writings and inscriptions, to elucidate ancient ideas about sexuality and the discourses that shaped these ideas. The book also provides translations of primary sources to enable readers to confront the evidence for themselves and assess the methodology used by historians. It includes Greek literature and society, Roman culture and the legacy of classical myth for modern feminist scholars. It includes and examines not only women in antiquity but also masculinity and sexuality to provide a comprehensive account of this fascinating topic.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Editor's Introduction
Greece
Classical Attitudes to Sexual Behaviour
Double-Consciousness in Sappho's Lyrics
Bound to Bleed: Artemis and Greek Women
Playing the Other: Theater, Theatricality, and the Feminine in Greek Drama
Rome
The Silent Women of Rome
The Body Female and the Body Politic: Livy's Lucretia and Verginia
Mistress and Metaphor in Augustan Excerpts
Pliny's Brassiere Excerpt
Classical Tradition
"The Voice of the Shuttle Is Ours." Excerpt

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