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Sex in Antiquity

Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

Edited by: Mark Masterson , Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz , James Robson

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415519410
eBook ISBN: 9781315747910
Adobe ISBN: 9781317602774

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Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars as well as that of emerging talents and new voices.

Sexuality and gender in the ancient world is an area of research that has grown quickly with often sudden shifts in focus and theoretical standpoints. This volume contextualises these shifts while putting in place new ideas and avenues of exploration that further develop this lively field or set of disciplines. This broad study also includes studies of gender and sexuality in the Ancient Near East which not only provide rich consideration of those areas but also provide a comparative perspective not often found in such collections. Sex in Antiquity is a major contribution to the field of ancient gender and sexuality studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  “I have hired you with my Son’s Mandrakes” Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Fertility and Gender in the Ancient Near East Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Guarding the House Download PDF
Chapter  5:  From Horse Kissing to Beastly Emissions Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Too Young – Too Old? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Fantasy and the Homosexual Orgy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Was Pederasty Problematized? Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Before Queerness? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  “Sex ed” at the Archaic Symposium Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Is there a History of Prostitution? Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Relations of Sex and Gender in Greek Melic Poetry Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Melancholy Becomes Electra Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Of Love and Bondage in Euripides’ Hippolytus Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Dog-Love-Dog Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Naming Names, Telling Tales Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Ancient Warfare and the Ravaging Martial Rape of Girls and Women Download PDF
Chapter  18:  “Yes” and “No” in Women’s Desire Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Fantastic Sex Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Bisexuality of Orpheus  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Reading Boy-Love and Child-Love in the Greco-Roman World Download PDF
Chapter  22:  What is Named by the Name “Philaenis”? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Curiositas, Horror, and the Monstrous-Feminine in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Making Manhood Hard Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Toga and Pallium Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Revisiting Roman Sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Language of Gender Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Remaking Perpetua Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Agathias and Paul the Silentiary Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Friends without Benefits Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Toward a Late-Ancient Physiognomy Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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