Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture

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Author  Marilyn B. Skinner
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   February 18, 2005
ISBN  0631232346
Pages  376

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Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture is the first comprehensive survey of ancient Greek and Roman sexuality.

  • Covers a wide range of subjects, including Greek pederasty and the symposium, ancient prostitution, representations of women in Greece and Rome, and the public regulation of sexual behavior.
  • Introduces readers to the bitter theoretical debates that have been fought about gender and sexuality in the classical world.
  • The material is ordered chronologically.
  • Draws parallels between ancient sexual ideology and contemporary culture.
  • Draws on literary, artistic and archaeological sources, as well as secondary scholarly sources.
  • Theoretically sophisticated and skillfully argued, yet accessible.

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