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This book explores the fascinating world of sex and gender roles in the classical period. It provides readers with essays that represent a range of perspectives on women, gender and sexuality in the ancient world. They are accessible to general readers whilst also challenging them to confront problems of evidence and interpretation, new theories and methodologies, and contemporary assumptions about gender and sexuality.

The essays cover a broad spectrum of scholarly perspectives, and trace the debates and themes of the field from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. They also address a range of literary and non-literary genres, including some non-canonical sources such as medical writings and inscriptions, to elucidate ancient ideas about sexuality and the discourses that shaped these ideas. The book also provides translations of primary sources to enable readers to confront the evidence for themselves and assess the methodology used by historians. It includes Greek literature and society, Roman culture and the legacy of classical myth for modern feminist scholars. It includes and examines not only women in antiquity but also masculinity and sexuality to provide a comprehensive account of this fascinating topic.

Synopsis:

This book explores the fascinating world of sex and gender roles in the classical period. It provides readers with essays that represent a range of perspectives on women, gender and sexuality in the ancient world.

Synopsis:

This volume provides essays that represent a range of perspectives on women, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, tracing the debates from the late 1960s to the late 1990s.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-306) and index.

About the Author

Laura K. McClure is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her books include Spoken Like a Woman: Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama (1999), and an edited volume, Making Silence Speak: Women's Voices in Greek Literature and Society (co-ed. with Andre Lardinois, 2001). She has also published articles on Athenian tragedy, the classical tradition and ancient gender studies. Her current research focuses on the representation of courtesans in second sophistic literature.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Editor's Introduction.

Part I: Greece.

1. Classical Attitudes to Sexual Behaviour. (K. J. Dover).

Source: Aristophanes' Speech from Plato, Symposium 189d7-192a1.

2. Double-Consciousness in Sappho's Lyrics. (J. J. Winkler).

Sources: Sappho 1 and 31; Homer, Iliad 5.114-132; Odyssey 6.139-85.

3. Bound to Bleed. Artemis and Greek Women. (H. King).

Excerpts: Hippocrates, On Unmarried Girls; Euripides, Hippolytus 59-105.

4. Playing the Other: Theater, Theatricality, and the Feminine in Greek Drama. (F. Zeitlin).

Sources: Sophocles, Women of Trachis 531-587, 1046-1084; Euripides, Bacchae 912-944.

Part II: Rome.

5. The Silent Women of Rome. (M. I. Finley).

Sources: Funerary Inscriptions: CE 81.1-2, 158.2, 843, 1136.3-4; ILS 5213, 8402, 8394; CIL 1.1211, 1.1221, 1.1837.

6. The Body Female and the Body Politic. Livy's Lucretia and Verginia. S. R. Joshel.

Sources: Livy, On the Founding of Rome, 1.57.6-59.6.

7. Mistress and Metaphor in Augustan Elegy.(M. Wyke).

Excerpts: Propertius, 1.8a-b and 2.5; Cicero, In Defense of Marcus Caelius 20.47-21.50.

8. Pliny's Brassiere.

Source: Pliny, Natural History 28.70-82.

Part III: Classical Tradition.

10. "The Voice of the Shuttle Is Ours." (Patricia Klindienst).

Source: Ovid, Metamorphoses 6.424-623.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631225898
Author:
McClure, Laura
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Editor:
McClure, Laura K.
Author:
McClure
Author:
McClure, Laura K.
Author:
McClure, Laura
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Classical literature
Subject:
Sex role in literature
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Ancient & Classical Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Interpreting Ancient History (Paperback)
Series Volume:
70-0079
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.12x5.98x1.01 in. 1.09 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book explores the fascinating world of sex and gender roles in the classical period. It provides readers with essays that represent a range of perspectives on women, gender and sexuality in the ancient world.
"Synopsis" by , This volume provides essays that represent a range of perspectives on women, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, tracing the debates from the late 1960s to the late 1990s.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-306) and index.
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