Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture

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Wiley, Feb 18, 2005 - 376 pages
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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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Marilyn B. Skinner is Professor of Classics at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Her previous publications include Catullus’ Passer: The Arrangement of the Book of Polymetric Poems (1981), Roman Sexualities (co-edited, 1997), Catullus in Verona (2003), and Vergil, Philodemus, and the Augustans (co-edited, 2004).

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