1st Edition

When Men Were Men Masculinity, Power and Identity in Classical Antiquity

Edited By Lin Foxhall, John Salmon Copyright 1999
    270 Pages
    by Routledge

    270 Pages
    by Routledge

    When Men Were Men questions the deep-set assumption that men's history speaks and has always spoken for all of us, by exploring the history of classical antiquity as an explicitly masculine story.
    With a preface by Sarah Pomeroy, this study employs different methodologies and focuses on a broad range of source materials, periods and places.

    Introduction, Lin Foxhall; Chapter 1 A brief history of tears, Hans van Wees; Chapter 2 The machismo of the Athenian empire – or the reign of the phaulus?, Paul Cartledge; Chapter 3 Violence, masculinity and the law in classical Athens, Nick Fisher; Chapter 4 Sex and paternity, Eireann Marshall; Chapter 5 The masculinity of the Hellenistic king, Jim Roy; Chapter 6 Sexing a Roman, Jane F. Gardner; Chapter 7 Experiencing the male body in Roman Egypt, Dominic Montserrat; Chapter 8 Imperial cult, Susan Fischler; Chapter 9 The cube and the square, Jill Harries; Chapter 10 ‘All that may become a man’, Keith Hopwood; Chapter 11 Arms and the man, Richard Alston;


    Lin Foxhall is Reader in the School of Archaeological Studies at the University of Leicester. She is the co-editor, with A. S. E. Lewis, of Justifications not Justice: The Political Context of Law in Ancient Greece.

    'An ideal companion to Thinking Men: Masculinity and its Self-representation in the Classical Tradition.' - Oxon Book Review

    'This book certainly deserves to be in college libraries as an important resource for the growing study of ancient social relations.' -The Anglo-Hellenic Review