Rape and the Politics of Consent in Classical...

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Author  Rosanna Omitowoju
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   June 24, 2002
ISBN  0521800749
Pages  260

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Were acts of sex which we would call rape and regard as a criminal offence similarly regarded in classical Athens? That is the main question posed in this book, the first in-depth study of the topic ever to be undertaken. It considers the legal terminology for rape and discusses exactly what these different terms describe. It also examines literary stories where rape and/or seduction feature as plot devices and looks at different characters' responses to them. The book's presentation makes it accessible to a wider readership of non-classicists.

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