A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Thomas K. Hubbard (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities presents a comprehensive collection of original essays relating to aspects of gender and sexuality in the classical world. * Views the various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically * Discusses Greece and Rome in each chapter, with sensitivity to the continuities and differences between the two classical civilizations * Addresses the classical influence on the understanding of later ages and religion * Covers artistic and literary genres, various social environments of sexual conduct, and the technical disciplines of medicine, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation * Features contributions from more than 40 top international scholars

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Thomas K. Hubbard is Professor of Classics and holder of the Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professorship in the Humanities at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the editor of Greek Love Reconsidered (2000) and Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents (2003), and the author of numerous articles on ancient sexuality.


Foreword ix Notes on Contributors xi Abbreviations xvii Note on Ancient Greek Words, Names, and Titles xxvii 1 Feminist Theory 1 Marilyn B. Skinner 2 Studies of Ancient Masculinity 17 Mark Masterson 3 Desirability and the Body 31 Mark D. Stansbury-O Donnell 4 Foucault s History of Sexuality and the Discipline of Classics 54 Kirk Ormand 5 Greek and Roman Marriage 69 Allison Glazebrook and Kelly Olson 6 Prostitution: Controversies and New Approaches 83 Thomas A. J. McGinn 7 Ancient Pederasty: An Introduction 102 Andrew Lear 8 Peer Homosexuality 128 Thomas K. Hubbard 9 Female Homoeroticism 150 Sandra Boehringer 10 From Ascesis to Sexual Renunciation 164 Thomas K. Hubbard and Maria Doerfler 11 Sexual Abuse and Sexual Rights: Slaves Erotic Experience at Athens and Rome 184 Edward E. Cohen 12 Sumposion 199 Sean Corner 13 Sexuality in Greek and Roman Religion 214 Jennifer Larson 14 Sexuality in Greek and Roman Military Contexts 230 David D. Leitao 15 Athletics and Sexuality 244 Nick Fisher 16 Phusis and Sensuality: Knowing the Body in Greek Erotic Culture 265 Giulia Sissa 17 Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: Erotic Magic in the Greco-Roman World 282 Radcliffe G. Edmonds III 18 Dream Interpretation, Physiognomy, Body Divination 297 Christophe Chandezon, Veronique Dasen, and Jerome Wilgaux 19 Sex in Ancient Greek and Roman Epic 314 Ingrid E. Holmberg 20 Erotic Lyric 335 Richard Rawles and Bartolo Natoli 21 Sexuality in the Extant Greek and Roman Tragedies 352 Hanna M. Roisman 22 The Body Politic: Sexuality in Greek and Roman Comedy and Mime 366 Monica Florence 23 Greco-Roman Satirical Poetry 381 Ralph M. Rosen and Catherine C. Keane 24 Greek and Roman Ethnosexuality 398 Joseph Roisman 25 Platonic and Roman Influence on Stoic and Epicurean Sexual Ethics 417 James Jope 26 Sexual Rhetoric: From Athens to Rome 431 Allison Glazebrook 27 Biography 446 Caroline Vout 28 Epistolography 463 Owen Hodkinson 29 Paths of Love: Age and Gender Dynamics in the Erotic Novel 479 T. Wade Richardson 30 Sexual Themes in Greek and Latin Graffiti 493 Craig Williams 31 Sexuality and Visual Representation 509 John R. Clarke 32 Sexuality in Jewish Writings from 200 BCE to 200 CE 534 Mary R. D Angelo 33 Early Christian Sexuality 549 Kathy L. Gaca 34 The Early Modern Erotic Imagination 565 Alastair J. L. Blanshard 35 Romantic Appropriations 583 Michael Matthew Kaylor 36 The Early Homophile Movement in Germany 599 Hans Peter Obermayer 37 Ancient Sexuality on Screen 613 Monica S. Cyrino Index of Ancient Works Cited 629 General Index 647

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781405195720
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 680
  • ID: 9781405195720
  • weight: 1312
  • ISBN10: 140519572X

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