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agōgē

Stephen Hodkinson and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Ancient Greek History. 457 words.

The Spartan public upbringing (never in fact so-called in surviving writers of the 5th and 4th cents. bce). Its reconstruction is bedevilled by poor and conflicting sources and modern debate over how...

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Amazons

Ken Dowden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Religion in the Ancient World. 662 words.

Amazons, mythical race of female warriors. The name was popularly understood as ‘breastless’ (maza, ‘breast’) and the story told that they ‘pinched out’ or ‘cauterized’ the right breast so as not to...

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androgyny

Luc Brisson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Religion in the Ancient World. 7912 words.

In the modern use, “bisexuality” refers to sexual object choice, whereas “androgyny” refers to sexual identity. In ancient Greece and Rome, however, these terms sometimes refer to human...

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anthropology and the classics

Helen King.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Religion in the Ancient World; Classical Reception. 705 words.

Anthropology and the classics currently enjoy a fairly good relationship, but one which has never been stable. In the 19th cent. the interest of evolutionary anthropology in a ‘savage’...

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Anyte

Gilbert Highet and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Classical Literature. 125 words.

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Artemon (5) , of Magnesia, Greek author

M. B. Trapp.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Classical Literature. 30 words.

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Baubo

Nicholas J. Richardson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Religion in the Ancient World. 180 words.

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betrothal, Greek

Gordon Willis Williams and Mark Golden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Greek and Roman Law. 219 words.

Greek betrothal, ἐγγύη, was a contract between two men, the groom and the bride's father (or other κύριος, ‘controller’, male representative at law) which established that a union was a fully valid...

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betrothal, Roman sponsalia

Gordon Willis Williams and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Greek and Roman Law. 169 words.

In the republic consisted of reciprocal sponsiones, and breach-of-promise actions (in the form of actions for damages) existed. The movement of classical Roman law was in the direction of...

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Boeo

Ken Dowden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Classical Literature. 96 words.

Boeo, short form of a woman's name (based on ‘Boeotian’ ?).(1) Legendary Delphian (see delphi) author of a *hymn mentioning *Hyperboreans and the prophet *Olen (Pausanias 10. 5. 7–8).(2) Either Boeo...

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