A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities.

By: Hubbard, Thomas KSeries: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World SerPublisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014Copyright date: ©2013Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (692 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118610664Subject(s): Greek literature -- History and criticism.;Latin literature -- History and criticism.;Sex -- Greece -- History.;Sex -- Rome -- History.;Sex in literature.;Greece -- Social life and customs.;Rome -- Social life and customsGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to Greek and Roman SexualitiesDDC classification: 880.9001 LOC classification: PA3061.C667 2014ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Notes on Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Note on Ancient Greek Words, Names, and Titles -- Part I Approaches -- Chapter 1 Feminist Theory -- In the Beginning -- Manifestations of Gender -- Greek and Roman: Contrasts and Consequences -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 2 Studies of Ancient Masculinity -- Introduction -- Greece -- Rome -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 3 Desirability and the Body -- Artists and the Ideal Human Figure -- Beauty, Desire, and the Viewer -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 4 Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Discipline of Classics -- The Shifting Ground of Foucault's History -- Volume 1: Sexuality as a Product of Discourse -- Volumes 2 and 3: The Turn to Problematization -- Classicists Discipline Foucault -- Feminist classicists -- Love, not sex -- Where Now? -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Part II Social Contexts -- Chapter 5 Greek and Roman Marriage -- Greek Marriage in Archaic and Classical Greece -- Greek Marriage in Hellenistic Times -- Roman Marriage -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 6 Prostitution: Controversies and New Approaches -- Introduction: Problems of Evidence -- Athens -- Repression of procuring and hubris -- Contracts for prostitution -- Ban on political participation -- Rome -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7 Ancient Pederasty: An Introduction -- Introduction -- Sources of Evidence -- Homer and prehistory -- Lyric and elegiac poetry -- Athenian vase painting -- Harmodios and Aristogeiton -- The Athenian theater -- Socrates and his followers -- Court cases -- Hellenistic and imperial sources -- Rome -- Questions of Interpretation -- Questions of Interpretation -- Notes -- References.
Chapter 8 Peer Homosexuality -- Adolescent Love -- Lesbian Love -- Adult Love -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 9 Female Homoeroticism -- Introduction: Female Homosexuality Is a Heuristic Category -- Greece: Passionate Eros or Indifference -- Rome and Graeco-Roman Culture: Satire, Rejection and Humor -- Conclusion: Female Homoeroticism Reveals Ancient Gender Systems -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 10 From Ascesis to Sexual Renunciation -- Introduction -- Three Asexual Goddesses -- Sexual Purity in Greek Religion -- The Strange Case of the Euripidean Hippolytus -- Sexual Renunciation in Late Ancient Christian Writings: Ascetic Foundations -- Unveiled Virgins and Unmanned Ascetics: Late Ancient Developments -- Motivations and Aspirations: Virginity's Just Deserts -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 11 Sexual Abuse and Sexual Rights: Slaves' Erotic Experience at~Athens and Rome -- Athens -- Slaves' sexual exploitation, slaves' sexual protection -- "Home, sweet home?" Prostitution as domestic labor -- Rome -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 12 Sumposion -- Introduction -- Sumposion and City -- Pederasty -- Prostitution -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 13 Sexuality in Greek and Roman Religion -- Thesmophoria and Bona Dea -- The Phallus and the Vestal -- Gods of Desire -- Desiring Gods -- Sexuality and Ecstatic Experience -- Sexuality and the Mysteries -- The Scandal of Sacred Prostitution -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 14 Sexuality in Greek and Roman Military Contexts -- At Home -- On Duty Abroad -- Sex between Soldiers -- Greece -- Rome -- Captives -- Greece -- Rome -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 15 Athletics and Sexuality.
The Introduction of Nudity and the Development of the Greek Games -- Nudity and Erotic Spectatorship -- Gymnasia and Palaestrae as the Settings for Pederastic Socialization and Sponsorship -- Female Athletics -- Sexual Health and Abstinence -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 16 Phusis and Sensuality: Knowing the Body in Greek Erotic Culture -- The Focus on the Body -- Doing Justice to Michel Foucault -- History of Sexuality: A New Discipline and Its Canon -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 17 Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: Erotic Magic in the Greco-Roman World -- Introduction -- Technical Difficulties -- Restraining Spells -- Retaining Spells -- Obtaining Spells -- Imagining Erotic Magic -- Conclusions -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 18 Dream Interpretation, Physiognomy, Body Divination -- Dream Interpretation -- Physiognomy -- Body Divination -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Part III Genres -- Chapter 19 Sex in Ancient Greek and Roman Epic -- Introduction -- Sex before the War -- Sex and the Iliadic Man -- Odyssean Sex -- Sex and Empire: The Aeneid -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 20 Erotic Lyric -- Lyric Texts and Contexts -- Sappho and Her "Circle" -- Sappho Outside the "Circle" -- "Theognis" and the sumposion -- Anacreon: Performing Sexuality in the Tyrant's sumposion -- Archaic Eros in Later Worlds -- Performing Sexuality in Rome -- Inverting Sexuality -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 21 Sexuality in the Extant Greek and Roman Tragedies -- Introduction -- Plays Focusing on the House of Atreus -- Aeschylus -- Sophocles -- Euripides -- Seneca -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 22 The Body Politic: Sexuality in Greek and Roman Comedy and Mime.
The Perception of Ancient Sexuality -- Defining Sexuality and Gender, Modern and Ancient -- Twentieth-Century Scholarship and the Legacy of Dover -- Current Scholarship on Ancient Sexuality: A New Perspective -- Greek Comedy -- Greek Mime -- Roman Comedy -- Roman Mime -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 23 Greco-Roman Satirical Poetry -- Greek Iambos -- Priapus and Roman Poetry of the Obscene -- Hexameter Satire: The Garden of Diatribe and Diversion -- Satiric Interventions -- Where Satire Stands -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 24 Greek and Roman Ethnosexuality -- Evidence and Interpretations -- Sex in Public and the Sharing of Women -- The Lustful Barbarian? -- Sexual Mutilation -- Sex and Power -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 25 Platonic and Roman Influence on Stoic and Epicurean Sexual Ethics -- Plato's Ambivalent Legacy -- Stoicism -- Epicureanism -- Philosophers' Finances -- Appendix: Aristotle -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 26 Sexual Rhetoric: From Athens to Rome -- The Art of Persuasion -- Speaking of Men -- Speaking of Women -- Body Talk -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 27 Biography -- Lives and Sex Lives -- Gods and Mortals -- Suetonius and his Caesars -- Flesh and Marble -- Lessons in Love -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 28 Epistolography -- Introduction: Epistolarity -- Love Letters -- Erotic Narratives in Epistolary Form -- The Erotics of Seneca's Moral Epistles -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 29 Paths of Love: Age and Gender Dynamics in the Erotic Novel -- Five Novels -- Lovers in Balance -- The Homoerotic Presence: Pederasty, Pseudopederasty, and the Role of Age -- Male Ages, 1: The Evidentiary Setting.
Male Ages, 2: The Witness of the Novels -- Chaireas and Kallirhoe -- Habrokomes and Anthia -- Leukippe and Kleitophon -- Daphnis and Chloe -- Satyrica -- Peregrinus amor (Sat. 80.8) -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 30 Sexual Themes in Greek and Latin Graffiti -- Introduction -- Issues of Interpretation -- Themes -- Praising, proclaiming, boasting -- Insulting and exposing -- Sex for sale -- Voices -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 31 Sexuality and Visual Representation -- Modern Constructions of Ancient Sexual Representation -- Archaic and Classical Greece -- The Hellenistic World -- The Augustan and Early Julio-Claudian Periods (27 BCE-30 CE) -- Late Julio-Claudian and Flavian Periods (30-96 CE) -- Visual Humor as Index of Sexual Acculturation -- The Apotropaic Phallus -- The Embodied Phallus: Unbecomingness and Salubrious Laughter -- Sexual Humor in the Rhˆone Valley Ceramics (70-250 CE) -- Balancing Acts: Evidence for Sex-Shows? -- The Third Century and Beyond -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Part IV Influence and Reception -- Chapter 32 Sexuality in Jewish Writings from 200 BCE to 200 CE -- Introduction -- Speaking (or Not) of Sex -- Sex with the (Im)proper Stranger -- Sexual Apologetics and the Advance of Rome -- Philo: Good and Bad Sex in the Philosophy of Moses -- Josephus: After the War -- Conclusions -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 33 Early Christian Sexuality -- Pre-Christian Theology and Sexuality -- Biblical Monolatry and Its Sexual Rules -- Goddesses: Their Sexual Import and Biblical Danger -- Philo's Safeguard: Keeping Sex Strictly Procreative in the Lord -- Paul's Revolutionary Reworking of the Biblical Sexual Rules -- Patristic Sexual Restrictions and Their Selective Adaptation of Philo's Safeguard.
The God Eros and the Question of Homoeroticism in Early Christianity.
Summary: 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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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Notes on Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Note on Ancient Greek Words, Names, and Titles -- Part I Approaches -- Chapter 1 Feminist Theory -- In the Beginning -- Manifestations of Gender -- Greek and Roman: Contrasts and Consequences -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 2 Studies of Ancient Masculinity -- Introduction -- Greece -- Rome -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 3 Desirability and the Body -- Artists and the Ideal Human Figure -- Beauty, Desire, and the Viewer -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 4 Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Discipline of Classics -- The Shifting Ground of Foucault's History -- Volume 1: Sexuality as a Product of Discourse -- Volumes 2 and 3: The Turn to Problematization -- Classicists Discipline Foucault -- Feminist classicists -- Love, not sex -- Where Now? -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Part II Social Contexts -- Chapter 5 Greek and Roman Marriage -- Greek Marriage in Archaic and Classical Greece -- Greek Marriage in Hellenistic Times -- Roman Marriage -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 6 Prostitution: Controversies and New Approaches -- Introduction: Problems of Evidence -- Athens -- Repression of procuring and hubris -- Contracts for prostitution -- Ban on political participation -- Rome -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7 Ancient Pederasty: An Introduction -- Introduction -- Sources of Evidence -- Homer and prehistory -- Lyric and elegiac poetry -- Athenian vase painting -- Harmodios and Aristogeiton -- The Athenian theater -- Socrates and his followers -- Court cases -- Hellenistic and imperial sources -- Rome -- Questions of Interpretation -- Questions of Interpretation -- Notes -- References.

Chapter 8 Peer Homosexuality -- Adolescent Love -- Lesbian Love -- Adult Love -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 9 Female Homoeroticism -- Introduction: Female Homosexuality Is a Heuristic Category -- Greece: Passionate Eros or Indifference -- Rome and Graeco-Roman Culture: Satire, Rejection and Humor -- Conclusion: Female Homoeroticism Reveals Ancient Gender Systems -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 10 From Ascesis to Sexual Renunciation -- Introduction -- Three Asexual Goddesses -- Sexual Purity in Greek Religion -- The Strange Case of the Euripidean Hippolytus -- Sexual Renunciation in Late Ancient Christian Writings: Ascetic Foundations -- Unveiled Virgins and Unmanned Ascetics: Late Ancient Developments -- Motivations and Aspirations: Virginity's Just Deserts -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 11 Sexual Abuse and Sexual Rights: Slaves' Erotic Experience at~Athens and Rome -- Athens -- Slaves' sexual exploitation, slaves' sexual protection -- "Home, sweet home?" Prostitution as domestic labor -- Rome -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 12 Sumposion -- Introduction -- Sumposion and City -- Pederasty -- Prostitution -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 13 Sexuality in Greek and Roman Religion -- Thesmophoria and Bona Dea -- The Phallus and the Vestal -- Gods of Desire -- Desiring Gods -- Sexuality and Ecstatic Experience -- Sexuality and the Mysteries -- The Scandal of Sacred Prostitution -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 14 Sexuality in Greek and Roman Military Contexts -- At Home -- On Duty Abroad -- Sex between Soldiers -- Greece -- Rome -- Captives -- Greece -- Rome -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 15 Athletics and Sexuality.

The Introduction of Nudity and the Development of the Greek Games -- Nudity and Erotic Spectatorship -- Gymnasia and Palaestrae as the Settings for Pederastic Socialization and Sponsorship -- Female Athletics -- Sexual Health and Abstinence -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 16 Phusis and Sensuality: Knowing the Body in Greek Erotic Culture -- The Focus on the Body -- Doing Justice to Michel Foucault -- History of Sexuality: A New Discipline and Its Canon -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 17 Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: Erotic Magic in the Greco-Roman World -- Introduction -- Technical Difficulties -- Restraining Spells -- Retaining Spells -- Obtaining Spells -- Imagining Erotic Magic -- Conclusions -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 18 Dream Interpretation, Physiognomy, Body Divination -- Dream Interpretation -- Physiognomy -- Body Divination -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Part III Genres -- Chapter 19 Sex in Ancient Greek and Roman Epic -- Introduction -- Sex before the War -- Sex and the Iliadic Man -- Odyssean Sex -- Sex and Empire: The Aeneid -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 20 Erotic Lyric -- Lyric Texts and Contexts -- Sappho and Her "Circle" -- Sappho Outside the "Circle" -- "Theognis" and the sumposion -- Anacreon: Performing Sexuality in the Tyrant's sumposion -- Archaic Eros in Later Worlds -- Performing Sexuality in Rome -- Inverting Sexuality -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 21 Sexuality in the Extant Greek and Roman Tragedies -- Introduction -- Plays Focusing on the House of Atreus -- Aeschylus -- Sophocles -- Euripides -- Seneca -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 22 The Body Politic: Sexuality in Greek and Roman Comedy and Mime.

The Perception of Ancient Sexuality -- Defining Sexuality and Gender, Modern and Ancient -- Twentieth-Century Scholarship and the Legacy of Dover -- Current Scholarship on Ancient Sexuality: A New Perspective -- Greek Comedy -- Greek Mime -- Roman Comedy -- Roman Mime -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 23 Greco-Roman Satirical Poetry -- Greek Iambos -- Priapus and Roman Poetry of the Obscene -- Hexameter Satire: The Garden of Diatribe and Diversion -- Satiric Interventions -- Where Satire Stands -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 24 Greek and Roman Ethnosexuality -- Evidence and Interpretations -- Sex in Public and the Sharing of Women -- The Lustful Barbarian? -- Sexual Mutilation -- Sex and Power -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 25 Platonic and Roman Influence on Stoic and Epicurean Sexual Ethics -- Plato's Ambivalent Legacy -- Stoicism -- Epicureanism -- Philosophers' Finances -- Appendix: Aristotle -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 26 Sexual Rhetoric: From Athens to Rome -- The Art of Persuasion -- Speaking of Men -- Speaking of Women -- Body Talk -- Conclusion -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 27 Biography -- Lives and Sex Lives -- Gods and Mortals -- Suetonius and his Caesars -- Flesh and Marble -- Lessons in Love -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 28 Epistolography -- Introduction: Epistolarity -- Love Letters -- Erotic Narratives in Epistolary Form -- The Erotics of Seneca's Moral Epistles -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 29 Paths of Love: Age and Gender Dynamics in the Erotic Novel -- Five Novels -- Lovers in Balance -- The Homoerotic Presence: Pederasty, Pseudopederasty, and the Role of Age -- Male Ages, 1: The Evidentiary Setting.

Male Ages, 2: The Witness of the Novels -- Chaireas and Kallirhoe -- Habrokomes and Anthia -- Leukippe and Kleitophon -- Daphnis and Chloe -- Satyrica -- Peregrinus amor (Sat. 80.8) -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 30 Sexual Themes in Greek and Latin Graffiti -- Introduction -- Issues of Interpretation -- Themes -- Praising, proclaiming, boasting -- Insulting and exposing -- Sex for sale -- Voices -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 31 Sexuality and Visual Representation -- Modern Constructions of Ancient Sexual Representation -- Archaic and Classical Greece -- The Hellenistic World -- The Augustan and Early Julio-Claudian Periods (27 BCE-30 CE) -- Late Julio-Claudian and Flavian Periods (30-96 CE) -- Visual Humor as Index of Sexual Acculturation -- The Apotropaic Phallus -- The Embodied Phallus: Unbecomingness and Salubrious Laughter -- Sexual Humor in the Rhˆone Valley Ceramics (70-250 CE) -- Balancing Acts: Evidence for Sex-Shows? -- The Third Century and Beyond -- Guide to Further Reading -- References -- Part IV Influence and Reception -- Chapter 32 Sexuality in Jewish Writings from 200 BCE to 200 CE -- Introduction -- Speaking (or Not) of Sex -- Sex with the (Im)proper Stranger -- Sexual Apologetics and the Advance of Rome -- Philo: Good and Bad Sex in the Philosophy of Moses -- Josephus: After the War -- Conclusions -- Guide to Further Reading -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 33 Early Christian Sexuality -- Pre-Christian Theology and Sexuality -- Biblical Monolatry and Its Sexual Rules -- Goddesses: Their Sexual Import and Biblical Danger -- Philo's Safeguard: Keeping Sex Strictly Procreative in the Lord -- Paul's Revolutionary Reworking of the Biblical Sexual Rules -- Patristic Sexual Restrictions and Their Selective Adaptation of Philo's Safeguard.

The God Eros and the Question of Homoeroticism in Early Christianity.

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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