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Friendship, Love, and Marriage

Eva Cantarella.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Marriage and the Family. 4538 words.

Friendship, love, and marriage are three different types of personal relationship. The first and main difference considered in this article is the fact that friendship and love are...

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Gender Studies

Marilyn B. Skinner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Gender and Sexuality. 4650 words.

This article examines the meaning given within different social structures to human individuals, whose relationship even with their own bodies is culturally determined. While ‘gender’ is...

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Sexuality and Gender

Laura McClure.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Gender and Sexuality. 4987 words.

In discussing sexual identity, this article focuses on specific issues in understanding how individuals could be constructed as sexual beings. The ancient Greeks themselves had no specific...

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