In this book, translated from the original Italian, Cristian Franco examines the long-standing association between women and dogs and their respective places in ancient Greek society, not only in fact, but also in the popular imagination. Franco's argument extends beyond the boundaries of Classics and anthropology, forming a model of the sensitive work that can be done to better illuminate how deeply non-human animals are imbricated in human history. The English translation includes a methodological appendix by the author that will point the way toward future work in emerging field of human-animal studies.
Cristiana Franco is Aggregate Professor of Classics at the University for Foreigners in Siena, Italy.
Preface Prologue 1. Offensive Epithets 2. The Dog in Greece 3. Food for Dogs 4. Sad Fates, Low Morals, and Heinous Behaviors 5. Return to Pandora Conclusion Appendix: Reflections on Theory and Method in Studying Animals in the Ancient World Abbreviations Notes References Index