1st Edition

TransAntiquity
Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World





ISBN 9781138941205
Published February 5, 2017 by Routledge
276 Pages

USD $165.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Preview

Book Description

TransAntiquity explores transgender practices, in particular cross-dressing, and their literary and figurative representations in antiquity. It offers a ground-breaking study of cross-dressing, both the social practice and its conceptualization, and its interaction with normative prescriptions on gender and sexuality in the ancient Mediterranean world. Special attention is paid to the reactions of the societies of the time, the impact transgender practices had on individuals’ symbolic and social capital, as well as the reactions of institutionalized power and the juridical systems. The variety of subjects and approaches demonstrates just how complex and widespread "transgender dynamics" were in antiquity.

Table of Contents

Domitilla Campanile, Filippo Carlà-Uhink, and Margherita Facella, Preface



Part 1: Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient Social and Political Space







  1. Filippo Carlà-Uhink, ‘Between the Human and the Divine’: Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Graeco-Roman World


  2.  



  3. Andrea Raggi, Cross-Dressing in Rome between Norm and Practice


  4.  



  5. Domitilla Campanile, The Patrician, the General and the Emperor in Women’s Clothes. Examples of Cross-Dressing in Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome


  6.  



  7. Martijn Icks, Cross-Dressers in Control. Transvestism, Power and the Balance between the Sexes in the Literary Discourse of the Roman Empire






  8. Part 2: Ancient Transgender Dynamics and the Sacred Sphere





  9. Valerio Simini, Cross-Dressing and the Sexual Symbolism of the Divine Sphere in Pharaonic Egypt


  10.  



  11. Fiorella La Guardia, Aspects of Transvestism in Greek Myths and Rituals


  12.  



  13. Margherita Facella, Beyond Ritual: Cross-Dressing between Greece and the Orient


  14.  



  15. Chiara O. Tommasi, Cross-Dressing as Discourse and Symbol in Late Antique Religion and Literature


  16.  



    Part 3: Transgender as Subversive Literary Discourse





  17. Enrico Medda, "O Saffron Robe, to what Pass have you brought me!" Cross-Dressing and Theatrical Illusion in Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae


  18.  



  19. Christian Stoffel, Declaiming and (Cross-)Dressing: Remixing Roman Declamation and its Metaphorology






  20. Bobby Xinyue, Imperatrix and bellatrix: Cicero’s Clodia and Vergil’s Camilla


  21.  



    Part 4: Transgender Myth





  22. Fabio Guidetti, The Hero’s White Hands. The Early History of the Myth of Achilles on Scyros


  23.  



  24. Alexandra Eppinger, Hercules cinaedus? The Effeminate Hero in Chri

...
View More

Editor(s)

Biography

Domitilla Campanile (PhD 1992) is Associate Professor of Roman History at the University of Pisa, Italy.





Filippo Carlà-Uhink is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter, UK. After studying in Turin and Udine, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and as Assistant Professor for Cultural History of Antiquity at the University of Mainz, Germany.



Margherita Facella is Associate Professor of Greek History at the University of Pisa, Italy. She was Visiting Associate Professor at Northwestern University, USA, and a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Münster, Germany.