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By Thomas K. Hubbard

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A better half to Greek and Roman Sexualities provides a finished number of unique essays in relation to features of gender and sexuality within the classical world.

  • Views some of the practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically
  • Discusses Greece and Rome in each one bankruptcy, with sensitivity to the continuities and modifications among the 2 classical civilizations
  • Addresses the classical effect at the realizing of later a long time and religion
  • Covers inventive and literary genres, a number of social environments of sexual behavior, and the technical disciplines of drugs, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation
  • Features contributions from greater than forty most sensible foreign scholars

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Greek papyri in the British Museum, London P. Oxy. Oxyrhynchus papyrus (edition of Oxyrhynchus papyri: The Oxyrhynchus Papyri journal) P. Tebt. Tebtunis papyrus: Tebtunis Papyri, edited by P. Grenfell, A. S. Hunt, J. Gilbart Smyly, and J. E. Goodspeed, vols 1–3. London, 1902–33 P. Yadin papyri from the Bar Kochba period in the Cave of Letters: discovered by Yigael Yadin and published by Naphtali Lewis, Yigael Yadin and Jonas Greenfield in The Documents from the Bar Kokhba Period in the Cave of Letters, Jerusalem 1989 Paus.

However, the field needs a volume that does not restrict its purview to a single variant of sexuality, such as “homosexuality” or “marriage,” since the whole question of modern categories and their relevance to the ancient world is itself deeply fraught and contentious. The various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality must be viewed systematically and holistically. Moreover, it is this volume's aim not to treat Greece and Rome separately, but with sensitivity to both the continuities and differences between the two classical civilizations.

For the first decade of widespread scholarly attention to ancient sexuality, then, the course of development is comparatively linear. Prompted by second-wave feminism, some classicists entering the field during the 1970s began to investigate conditions of life for ancient women, including restrictions upon their own control of their bodies and the notion of woman's nature that authorized such curbs. Others began to trace relationships among sex, language, and power, particularly when manifested in offensive or threatening speech.

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