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Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture

ISBN-10: 1444349864
ISBN-13: 9781444349863
Edition: 2nd 2014
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Description: This agenda–setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Covers a wide range  More...

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List price: $69.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

This agenda–setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Covers a wide range of subjects, including Greek pederasty and the symposium, ancient prostitution, representations of women in Greece and Rome, and the public regulation of sexual behavior Expanded coverage extends to the advent of Christianity, includes added illustrations, and offers student–friendly pedagogical features Text boxes supply intriguing information about tangential topics Gives a thorough overview of current literature while encouraging further reading and discussion Conveys the complexity of ancient attitudes towards sexuality and gender and the modern debates they have engendered

List of Illustrations and Maps
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Chronological Charts
Maps
Introduction: Why Ancient Sexuality? Issues and Approaches
Thinking about Sexuality
Sex Changes
Checking the Right Box
Davidson and his Critics
The Language and Ethos of Boy-love
Foul Mouths
Conclusion
Discussion Prompts
Notes
References
Further Reading
The Homeric Age: Epic Sexuality
The Golden Goddess
Dynamics of Desire
The Baneful Race of Women
Love under Siege
Receptions of Helen
The Beguilement of Zeus
Alternatives to Penelope
Achilles in the Closet?
Conclusion
Discussion Prompts
Notes
References
Further Reading
The Archaic Age: Symposium and Initiation
When the Cups Are Placed
Fields of Erotic Dreams
Singing as, a Man …
… and Singing as a Woman
Boys into Men
Girls into Women
Sappho on the Lips of Men
Conclusion
Discussion Prompts
Notes
References
Further Reading
Late Archaic Athens: More than Meets the Eye
Out of Etruria
Lines of Sight
Birds of a Different Feather
Flirtation at the Gym
Party Girls
In the Boudoir
Bride of Quietness
Conclusion
Discussion Prompts
Notes
References
Further Reading
Classical Athens: The Politics of Sex
More Equal than Others
Pederasty and Class
Interview with the Kinaidos
In the Grandest Families
What the Neighbors Might Think
Criminal Proceedings
His and Hers (or His)
Conclusion
Discussion Prompts
Notes
References
Further Reading
The Early Hellenistic Period: Turning Inwards
Court Intrigues
Who Is Buried in Philip's Tomb?
Medicine and the Sexes
From Croton to Crete
Safe Sex
Athenian Idol
Conclusion
Discussion Prompts
Notes
References
Further Reading
The Later Hellenistic Period: The Feminine Mystique
Disrobing Aphrodite
Hellenes in Egypt
Lowe among the Pyramids
New Gods for Old
To Colchis and Back
Desiring Women - and their Detractors
Conclusion
Discussion Prompts
Notes
References
Further Reading
Early Rome: A Tale of Three Cultures
The Pecking Order
Imported Vices
Bringing Women under Control
Butchery for Fun
What a Piece of Work Is a Man!
Conclusion
Discussion Prompts
Notes
References
Further Reading
Republican and Augustan Rome: The Soft Embrace of Venus
Only Joking
Young Men(?) in Love
Sulpicia Unveils Herself
Mother of All Empires
Domestic Visibility
Going Too Far
Conclusion
Discussion Prompts
Notes
References
Further Reading
Elites in the Empire: Self and Others
Risky Business
Boys Named Sue
Them
Roads to Romance
Rock-star Rhetoric
'Greek Love' under Rome
Roads to Nowhere
Conclusion
Discussion Prompts
Notes
References
Further Reading
The Imperial Populace: Toward Salvation?
The 99%
Gravestones and Walls
In the Eye of the Beholder
The Warren Cup
"O Isis und Osiris …"
Christian Continence
Things Fall Apart
Conclusion
Discussion Prompts
Notes
References
Further Reading
Afterword: The Use of Antiquity
Glossary of Terms
Index

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