Author: Rosanna Omitowoju

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521800747

Category: History

Page: 249

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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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Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

Author: Mark Masterson,Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,James Robson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317602773

Category: History

Page: 588

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Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars as well as that of emerging talents and new voices. Sexuality and gender in the ancient world is an area of research that has grown quickly with often sudden shifts in focus and theoretical standpoints. This volume contextualises these shifts while putting in place new ideas and avenues of exploration that further develop this lively field or set of disciplines. This broad study also includes studies of gender and sexuality in the Ancient Near East which not only provide rich consideration of those areas but also provide a comparative perspective not often found in such collections. Sex in Antiquity is a major contribution to the field of ancient gender and sexuality studies.
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Author: David Phillips

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472035916

Category: History

Page: 558

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A topic fundamental to understanding the ancient world
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Callirhoe, Daphnis and Chloe, Letters of Chion

Author: Chariton,Longus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140449256

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

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A trio of tales offering an eye-opening alternative view of ancient Greece's literary culture. A fascinating counterpoint to the monumental epics of ancient Greece, Greek Fiction features three novelistic works written between the first and fourth centuries AD. Chariton's "Callirhoe"-perhaps the first novel ever written-is the stirring tale of two star-crossed lovers who are torn apart when Callirhoe is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Longus's "Daphnis and Chloe" tells the story of a boy and girl-both abandoned at birth-who grow up to fall in love and battle pirates. "Letters of Chion" is an early thriller about tyranny and political assassination. Together these works open a welcome window onto ancient Greece's little-explored legacy of prose fiction.
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Author: Susan Deacy,Karen F. Pierce

Publisher: Classical Pressof Whales

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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The first overall study of the subject of rape in the ancient world.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Author: Angeliki E. Laiou

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022626

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

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This collection of essays addresses a number of questions regarding the role of consent in marriage and in sexual relations outside of marriage in ancient and medieval societies. Ranging from ancient Greece and Rome to the Byzantine Empire and Western Medieval Europe, the contributors examine rape, seduction, and the role of consent in establishing the punishment of one or both parties; the issue of marital debt and spousal rape; and the central question of what is perceived as coercion and what may be the validity or value of coerced consent. Other concepts, such as honor and shame, are also investigated. Because of the wide range--in time and place--of societies studied, the reader is able to see many different approaches to the question of consent and coercion as well as a certain evolution, in which Christianity plays an important role.
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Author: Stephen Charles Todd,Lysias

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 783

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Lysias was the leading Athenian speech-writer of the generation (403-380 BC) following the Peloponnesian War. Athens during this period was reacting to military defeat and two brief but traumatic periods of oligarchic revolution. Political events, and the tensions of the recent past, underlie many of the speeches.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical literature

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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essays on Aeschylus and his fellow tragedians in honour of Alexander F. Garvie

Author: Douglas L. Cairns,Vaios Liapēs,Jean Bollack,A. F. Garvie

Publisher: Classical Pr of Wales

ISBN: 9781905125135

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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In 17 original essays, a distinguished international cast considers the text, interpretation and cultural context of Greek tragedy. There are detailed studies of single plays, of major themes in each of the three tragedians, of modern approaches to tragic text and interpretation, and of the genre's social, political and religious background. Some of tragedy's most distinguished interpreters here present their latest work, and pay tribute to the scholarly achievements of the volume's honorand, Professor A. F. Garvie.
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Author: R. Drew Griffith,Robert B. Marks

Publisher: Legacy Books Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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The authors embark on a lively and funny journey through the more bizarre activities of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, ranging everywhere from moochers to quacks to shrews to willing suckers.
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goddess, princess, whore

Author: Bettany Hughes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 458

View: 7038

Focusing on the 'real' Helen of Troy, this book re-constructs the context of life in the Bronze Age Greece for this pre-historic princess. Through the eyes of an aristocratic Mycenaean woman, it looks at the social and political minutiae that would have made Helen who she was. It unpacks the myths surrounding this enigmatic figure.
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Sept Exposés Suivis de Discussions Par Hans Van Wees ... [et Al.] : Vandoeuvres, Genève, 20-24 Août 2007

Author: Hans van Wees,Cédric Brélaz,Pierre Ducrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Violence

Page: 340

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Six presentations followed by discussions. Contents: Introduction par P. DUCREY; H.VAN WEES, Stasis, Destroyer of Men. Mass, Elite, Political Violence and Security in Archaic Greece; W.RIESS, Private Violence and State Control. The Prosecution of Homicide an its Symbolic Meanings in Fourth-Century BC Athens ; A. CHANIOTIS, Policing the Hellenistic Countryside. Realities and Ideologies; C. BRELAZ, Ladieu aux armes : La defense de la cite grecque dans l'empire romain pacifie ; A. W. LINTOTT, How High a Priority did Public Order and Public Security have under the Republic? ;R. MacMULLEN, The Problem of Fanaticism; Y. RIVIERE, L'Italie, les iles et le continent: Recherches sur lexil et l'administration du territoire imperial (Ier-IIIe siecles); Epilogue par C. BRELAZ et P. DUCREY.
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Author: Boston University

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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Ion

Author: Laura Swift

Publisher: Duckworth Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 127

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A literary interpretation of Euripides Ion, combining a detailed study of the play s main themes with a consideration of its cultural contexts.
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Essays on Law, Society, and Politics

Author: Edward M. Harris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945689X

Category: History

Page: 486

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This volume brings together essays on Athenian law by Edward M. Harris, who challenges much of the recent scholarship on this topic. Presenting a balanced analysis of the legal system in ancient Athens, Harris stresses the importance of substantive issues and their contribution to our understanding of different types of legal procedures. He combines careful philological analysis with close attention to the political and social contexts of individual statutes. Collectively, the essays in this volume demonstrate the relationship between law and politics, the nature of the economy, the position of women, and the role of the legal system in Athenian society. They also show that the Athenians were more sophisticated in their approach to legal issues than has been assumed in the modern scholarship on this topic.
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