Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature
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This second edition includes an updated review of sexuality in Greece and Rome, an expanded bibliography and numerous new passages with original translations.
This book provides readers with detailed information, notes, and original translated passages on the fascinating and multi-faceted theme of ancient sexuality. The sources range from the era of Homer and Hesiod through to the Graeco-Roman world of the Fourth Century CE and explore the diversitiy of approaches to sexuality and sexual expression, as well as how these issues relate to the rest of ancient society and culture.
Sexuality in Greek And Roman Society and Literature is an invaluable resource to students and academics alike, providing a detailed series of chapters on all major facets of sexuality in ancient Greece and Rome. It will particularly appeal to those interested in sexuality and gender in antiquity, as well as ancient literature and social studies.
Table of Contents
Index of passages
List of figures
Note to the second edition
Acknowledgements from the first edition
List of abbreviations
Introduction: a socio-sexual background to Greece and Rome
I The divine sphere
IV Sexual labour
V Same-sex attraction
VI Sex aids, didactic literature and handbooks
VII Sex and violence
VIII Repulsion and anxiety
IX Taboos, alterity and marginal activities
X Celebrity sex
A Final Word
Glossary of authors, inscriptions and papyri
Glossary of terms
Alphabetical index of authors, inscriptions and papyri
Marguerite Johnson is Professor of Classics at The University of Newcastle, Australia. She specialises in histories of sexualities and gender, and Classical Reception Studies.