A Sourcebook

Author: Marguerite Johnson,Terry Ryan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415173315

Category: History

Page: 244

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"With numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, this volume is the first major sourcebook to explore the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity." "Themes such as marriage, prostitution and same-sex attraction are presented comparatively, with material from Greece and Roman worlds shown side by side; this approach allows readers to interpret the written records with a full awareness of the different context of these separate but related societies. Commentaries are provided throughout, focusing on vocabulary and social and historical context."--Jacket.
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A Sourcebook

Author: Marguerite Johnson,Terry Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134689462

Category: History

Page: 280

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This Sourcebook contains numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, all of which illuminate the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity. The detailed introduction provides full social and historical context for the sources, and guides students on how to use the material most effectively. Themes such as marriage, prostitution and same-sex attraction are presented comparatively, with material from the Greek and Roman worlds shown side by side. This approach allows readers to interpret the written records with a full awareness of the different context of these separate but related societies. Commentaries are provided throughout, focusing on vocabulary and social and historical context. This is the first major sourcebook on ancient sexuality; it will be of particular use on related courses in classics, ancient history and gender studies.
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Author: Marilyn B. Skinner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111861108X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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This agenda-setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. 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 Expanded coverage extends to the advent of Christianity, includes added illustrations, and offers student-friendly pedagogical features Text boxes supply intriguing information about tangential topics Gives a thorough overview of current literature while encouraging further reading and discussion Conveys the complexity of ancient attitudes towards sexuality and gender and the modern debates they have engendered
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Author: Marguerite Johnson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472502892

Category: History

Page: 160

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Boudicca (Boadicea), Leader of the Iceni, is synonymous with rebellion and feminine strength, yet what we know of her is often far removed from the time in which she lived and the early authors who first wrote about her. In this new study, Marguerite Johnson returns to the original sources and interrogates them in order to unearth what the ancients thought of this most enigmatic heroine of British freedom. After a concise overview of Boudicca and the British rebellion against Rome, she turns to the writings of Tacitus and Dio and provides an in-depth analysis of their views on Boudicca and her people. These readings, which form the centrepiece of the book, are followed by an insightful series of readings of Boudicca post-antiquity, including the scant references to her in the writings that emerged after the fall of the Roman Empire to the most modern re-workings of this most fascinating of historical icons.
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Author: Massimo Mastrogregori

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598441614

Category: History

Page: 430

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Die IBOHS verzeichnet jährlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit reichen. Sie ist damit die derzeit einzige laufende Bibliographie dieser Art, die thematisch, zeitlich und geographisch ein derart breites Spektrum abdeckt. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet.
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Author: Jan Seichter

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640618076

Category: History

Page: 17

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, Note: 1,3, Technische Universität Dresden (Geschichte), Veranstaltung: Die griechische Knabenliebe, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Arbeit das Basiswissen über die Knabenliebe zu behandeln, wie zum Beispiel die einzelnen Sitten der Werbung, wäre müßig und würde den Rahmen sprengen. Vielmehr soll hier eine Art Grundlagenforschung betrieben werden. Fragen nach ihrer Mitwirkung am Erfolg des Krieges oder nach ihrem konkreten Auftreten in verschiedenen Gesellschaften, sind sehr spezifisch und somit in nur allzu kurze Antworten zu bannen. Die Frage nach dem Zusammenhang ist hier demnach mit Absicht gewählt worden, da diese Fragestellung eigenständige Schlussfolgerungen und Deutungen der Thematik in Bezug auf die genutzten antiken Quellen zulässt, ohne einfach nur nackte Ereignisse aufzuzählen und ihre Ergebnisse ohne Wertung zu betrachten. Da die Verbindung von Päderastie und Kriegsführung im antiken Griechenland oft aufgestellt und mindestens ebenso oft widerlegt wurde, soll die Arbeit einzelne Bereiche nach ihrer Wahrscheinlichkeit für diese Verknüpfung hin untersuchen, um so ein beständigeres Fundament für spätere Argumentationen zu liefern. Um dem nachzugehen, sind hier mehrere Herangehensweisen gewählt worden. Zu Beginn findet man die Konfrontation mit der reinen Logik der Päderastie. Abgesehen von dem Argument: „Ja, es gab sie!“, sollen hier Hintergründe untersucht werden, um zu belegen, dass es in der antiken Gesellschaft Platz gab für diese gleichgeschlechtliche Tradition. Dies dient als Grundlage, um im Anschluss auf das eigentliche Thema dieser Arbeit hinzuleiten, indem mit Hilfe antiker Quellen geklärt wird, wie sich die Liebe zweier Menschen in päderastischer Hinsicht verbinden lässt mit dem Gebiet der Kriegsführung. Für diese beiden Themenkomplexe dient vor allem Homers Werk „Ilias“ als maßgeblicher Beleg. Um schließlich im weiteren Verlauf die direkte Untersuchung der Verbindung zwischen der Päderastie und der Kriegsführung durchzuführen, musste dieses weite Feld auf einen Hauptthemenkomplex reduziert werden. Es wird also für die Hauptuntersuchung das Beispiel Spartas genommen, um auf diesem Gebiet Erkenntnisse zu gewinnen. Da die Grundlagen der Päderastie bereits in der Jugend liegen, wird hierbei die Erziehung der Jünglinge betrachtet, wofür vor allem die Untersuchungen Stefan Links eine gute Grundlage bieten. Die Forschung wird hier noch einige Aufgaben zu meistern haben, denn immerhin stützen sich viele unserer Erkenntnisse über die Antike noch auf Epen und lyrische Werke, welche nicht gerade den Anspruch erheben, die Wirklichkeit detailgetreu abzubilden.
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Author: Rebecca Langlands

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457002

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Traditionally, scholars have approached Roman sexuality using categories of sexual ethics drawn from contemporary, Western society. In this 2006 book Dr Langlands seeks to move away from these towards a deeper understanding of the issues that mattered to the Romans themselves, and the ways in which they negotiated them, by focusing on the untranslatable concept of pudicitia (broadly meaning 'sexual virtue'). She offers a series of nuanced close readings of texts from a wide spectrum of Latin literature, including history, oratory, love poetry and Valerius Maximus' work Memorable Deeds and Sayings. Pudicitia emerges as a controversial and unsettled topic, at the heart of Roman debates about the difference between men and women, the relation between mind and body, and the ethics of power and status differentiation within Roman culture. The book develops strategies for approaching the study of an ancient culture through sensitive critical readings of its literary productions.
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Author: Lin Foxhall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107067022

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book investigates how varying practices of gender shaped people's lives and experiences across the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. Exploring how gender was linked with other socio-political characteristics such as wealth, status, age and life-stage, as well as with individual choices, in the very different world of classical antiquity is fascinating in its own right. But later perceptions of ancient literature and art have profoundly influenced the development of gendered ideologies and hierarchies in the West, and influenced the study of gender itself. Questioning how best to untangle and interpret difficult sources is a key aim. This book exploits a wide range of archaeological, material cultural, visual, spatial, demographic, epigraphical and literary evidence to consider households, families, life-cycles and the engendering of time, legal and political institutions, beliefs about bodies, sex and sexuality, gender and space, the economic implications of engendered practices, and gender in religion and magic.
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Author: Ellen Greene

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806136646

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 234

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Although Greek society was largely male-dominated, it gave rise to a strong tradition of female authorship. Women poets of ancient Greece and Rome have long fascinated readers, even though much of their poetry survives only in fragmentary form. This pathbreaking volume is the first collection of essays to examine virtually all surviving poetry by Greek and Roman women. It elevates the status of the poems by demonstrating their depth and artistry. Edited and with an introduction by Ellen Greene, the volume covers a broad time span, beginning with Sappho (ca. 630 b.c.e.) in archaic Greece and extending to Sulpicia (first century B.C.E.) in Augustan Rome. In their analyses, the contributors situate the female poets in an established male tradition, but they also reveal their distinctly “feminine” perspectives. Despite relying on literary convention, the female poets often defy cultural norms, speaking in their own voices and transcending their positions as objects of derision in male-authored texts. In their innovative reworkings of established forms, women poets of ancient Greece and Rome are not mere imitators but creators of a distinct and original body of work.
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Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521837699

Category: History

Page: 386

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A collection of innovative essays on major topics in ancient Greece and Rome, first published in 2004.
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Classical Reception Down Under

Author: Marguerite Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350021253

Category: History

Page: 312

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Leading and emerging, early career scholars in Classical Reception Studies come together in this volume to explore the under-represented area of the Australasian Classical Tradition. They interrogate the interactions between Mediterranean Antiquity and the antipodean worlds of New Zealand and Australia through the lenses of literature, film, theatre and fine art. Of interest to scholars across the globe who research the influence of antiquity on modern literature, film, theatre and fine art, this volume fills a decisive gap in the literature by bringing antipodean research into the spotlight. Following a contextual introduction to the field, the six parts of the volume explore the latest research on subjects that range from the Lord of the Rings and Xena: Warrior Princess franchises to important artists such as Sidney Nolan and local authors whose work offers opportunities for cross-cultural and interdisciplinary analysis with well-known Western authors and artists.
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Medicamina Faciei Femineae and Related Texts

Author: Marguerite Johnson,Terry Ryan,Ovid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472514424

Category: History

Page: 192

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A parallel text and translation with.detailed analysis of the poem's literary and historical context and its relevance to sexuality, gender and the female body.
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Author: Douglas Cairns

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1910589640

Category: History

Page: 300

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A distinguished cast of scholars discusses models of gesture and non-verbal communication as they apply to Greek and Roman culture, literature and art. Topics include dress and costume in the Homeric poems; the importance of looking, eye-contact, and face-to-face orientation in Greek society; the construction of facial expression in Greek and Roman epic; the significance of gesture and body language in the visual meaning of ancient sculpture; the evidence for gesture and performance style in the texts of ancient drama; the erotic significance of feet and footprints; and the role of gesture in Roman law. The volume seeks to apply a sense of history as well as of theory in interpreting non-verbal communication. It looks both at the cross-cultural and at the culturally specific in its treatment of this important but long-neglected aspect of Classical Studies.
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Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,K. g. Saur

Publisher: K. G. Saur

ISBN: 9783598694301

Category: Learning and scholarship

Page: 2843

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.1 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
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Author: Paul Chrystal

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144565413X

Category: History

Page: 304

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From the Spartans to Alexander the Great, Paul Chrystal brings the murky world of sex with the Ancient Greeks to life.
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A sociological examination

Author: Meredith G. F. Worthen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317593367

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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In a society where sexualized media has become background noise, we are frequently discouraged from frank and open discussions about sex and offered few tools for understanding sexual behaviors and sexualities that are perceived as being out of the norm. This book encourages readers to establish new ways of thinking about stigmatized peoples and behaviors, and to think critically about gender, sex, sexuality and sex crimes. Sexual Deviance and Society uses sociological theories of crime, deviance, gender and sexuality to construct a framework for understanding sexual deviance. This book is divided into four units: Unit I, Sociology of Deviance and Sexuality, lays the foundation for understanding sex and sexuality through sociological frameworks of deviance. Unit II, Sexual Deviance, provides an in depth dialogue to its readers about the sociological constructions of sexual deviance with a critical focus on contemporary and historical conceptualizations. Unit III, Deviant Sexual Acts, explores a variety of deviant sexual acts in detail, including sex in public, fetishes, and sex work. Unit IV, Sex Crimes and Criminals, examines rape and sexual assault, sex crimes against children, and societal responses to sex offenders and their treatment within the criminal justice system. Utilizing an integrative approach that creates a dialogue between the subjects of gender, criminology and deviance, this book is a key resource for students interested in crime and deviance, gender and sexuality, and the sociology of deviance.
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Sexuality and Aggression in Roman Humor

Author: Amy Richlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198023332

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Statues of the god Priapus stood in Roman gardens to warn potential thieves that the god would rape them if they attempted to steal from him. In this book, Richlin argues that the attitude of sexual aggressiveness in defense of a bounded area serves as a model for Roman satire from Lucilius to Juvenal. Using literary, anthropological, psychological, and feminist methodologies, she suggests that aggressive sexual humor reinforces aggressive behavior on both the individual and societal levels, and that Roman satire provides an insight into Roman culture. Including a substantial and provocative new introduction, this revised edition is important not only as an in-depth study of Roman sexual satire, but also as a commentary on the effects of all humor on society and its victims.
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Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Author: Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400840076

Category: History

Page: 360

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How did the Victorians engage with the ancient world? Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity is a brilliant exploration of how the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome influenced Victorian culture. Through Victorian art, opera, and novels, Simon Goldhill examines how sexuality and desire, the politics of culture, and the role of religion in society were considered and debated through the Victorian obsession with antiquity. Looking at Victorian art, Goldhill demonstrates how desire and sexuality, particularly anxieties about male desire, were represented and communicated through classical imagery. Probing into operas of the period, Goldhill addresses ideas of citizenship, nationalism, and cultural politics. And through fiction--specifically nineteenth-century novels about the Roman Empire--he discusses religion and the fierce battles over the church as Christianity began to lose dominance over the progressive stance of Victorian science and investigation. Rediscovering some great forgotten works and reframing some more familiar ones, the book offers extraordinary insights into how the Victorian sense of antiquity and our sense of the Victorians came into being. With a wide range of examples and stories, Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity demonstrates how interest in the classical past shaped nineteenth-century self-expression, giving antiquity a unique place in Victorian culture.
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Selections from the Second Century BCE through Second Century CE

Author: Sheila K. Dickison,Judith P. Hallett

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 1610411293

Category:

Page: N.A

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This selection of Latin readings, drawn from texts in a variety of genres across four centuries, aims to provide a comprehensive and accurate picture of the images and realities of women in Roman antiquity. Depicted in the readings are both historical and fictional women, of varying ages and at different stages of life, from a range of social classes, and from different locales. We see them dramatized—sometimes in their own words—in the roles the women actually played, as wives and mothers, friends and lovers. This Reader differs from others in showing women in explicitly erotic roles, in drawing some of its passages from "archaic" Latin, and in encouraging a variety of critical approaches, all suitable for its intended college-level audience.
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