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A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities [electronic resource] /
edited by Thomas K. Hubbard.
imprint
Chichester, UK ; Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
description
xxvii, 651 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9781405195720 (hardback)
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Book
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Chichester, UK ; Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
isbn
9781405195720 (hardback)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
"A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities presents a comprehensive collection of original essays relating to aspects of gender and sexuality in the classical world. Views the various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically. Discusses Greece and Rome in each chapter, with sensitivity to the continuities and differences between the two classical civilizations. Addresses the classical influence on the understanding of later ages and religion. Covers artistic and literary genres, various social environments of sexual conduct, and the technical disciplines of medicine, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation. Features contributions from more than 40 top international scholars"--
catalogue key
9271925
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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"A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities" presents a comprehensive collection of original essays relating to aspects of gender and sexuality in the classical world. Views the various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holisticallyDiscusses Greece and Rome in each chapter, with sensitivity to the continuities and differences between the two classical civilizationsAddresses the classical influence on the understanding of later ages and religionCovers artistic and literary genres, various social environments of sexual conduct, and the technical disciplines of medicine, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretationFeatures contributions from more than 40 top international scholars
Main Description
A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities presents a comprehensive collection of original essays relating to aspects of gender and sexuality in the classical world. Views the various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically Discusses Greece and Rome in each chapter, with sensitivity to the continuities and differences between the two classical civilizations Addresses the classical influence on the understanding of later ages and religion Covers artistic and literary genres, various social environments of sexual conduct, and the technical disciplines of medicine, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation Features contributions from more than 40 top international scholars
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Over the past quarter century, the study of Greco-Roman sexualities has become an important sub-discipline within classical studies, forming a fundamental component of the emerging fields of historical sexology and cultural studies. A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities presents a comprehensive collection of original essays relating to aspects of gender and sexuality in the classical world. Featuring contributions from more than 40 top international scholars, readings synthesize current work in the field while pointing to promising new directions for future scholarship. Not restricted by narrow modern categories of sexuality, this collection offers a systematic and holistic view of various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality of the ancient world. Rather than treating Greece and Rome separately, each chapter covers both cultures with sensitivity to the continuities and differences between the two classical civilizations. Some chapters examine evidence through the lens of literary and artistic genres, evaluating each in terms of its own unique conventions. Other chapters address various social environments of sexual conduct (athletics, cult, the military, the banquet), and technical disciplines such as medicine, biology, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation. Drawing from a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities expands and offers insights into our current understanding of sexuality and gender roles in the classical period, as well as their influence on more modern understandings of sexuality.

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