Ancient Warfare and the Ravaging Martial Rape of Girls and Women

Evidence from Homeric epic and Greek drama

Authored by: Kathy L. Gaca

Sex in Antiquity

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

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


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The first feminist scholarly wave of studying women in antiquity, and the sexual mores regulating their lives, began to take shape in the 1970s, around the same time as the revival of military historical interest in ancient warfare. Since then, studies of ancient warfare and of women and sexual mores in antiquity have generally proceeded as though the research findings in each field have little reason to be engaged with one another. 1

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