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Sexuality in Greek and Roman Literature and Society : A Sourcebook - Marguerite Johnson

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Literature and Society

A Sourcebook

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9780415173308
Number Of Pages: 280

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This Sourcebook contains numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, all of which illuminate the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity.
The detailed introduction provides full social and historical context for the sources, and guides students on how to use the material most effectively. Themes such as marriage, prostitution and same-sex attraction are presented comparatively, with material from the Greek and Roman worlds shown side by side. This approach allows readers to interpret the written records with a full awareness of the different context of these separate but related societies. Commentaries are provided throughout, focusing on vocabulary and social and historical context.
This is the first major sourcebook on ancient sexuality; it will be of particular use on related courses in classics, ancient history and gender studies.

'Instructors will want to use this sourcebook.' - BMCR

Introduction : a socio-sexual background to Greece and Romep. 1
The divine spherep. 18
Beautyp. 39
Marriagep. 61
Prostitutionp. 88
Same-sex relationshipsp. 110
Sex and violencep. 136
Anxiety and repulsionp. 153
Aids and handbooksp. 174
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ISBN: 9780415173308
ISBN-10: 0415173302
Series: Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st April 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 16.51  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1