Book

Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Mark Golden and Peter Toohey

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780748613199
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651016 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.001.0001
Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Show Summary Details

Preview

This book collects and introduces some of the writing on sexual behaviour and gender differences in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, including four chapters translated from German and French. For centuries, discussions of sexuality and gender in the ancient world, if they took place at all, focussed on how the roles and spheres of the sexes were divided. While men occupied the public sphere of the community, ranged through the Greek and Roman worlds and participated in politics, courts, theatre and sport, women kept to the home. Sex occupied a separate sphere, in scholarly terms restricted to specialists in ancient medicine. And then the subjects were transformed, first by Sir Kenneth Dover, then by Michel Foucault. The book charts and illustrates the evolution of scholarly investigation of a once-hidden aspect of the ancient world. In so doing, it sheds light on aspects of ancient lives and thought.

Keywords: sexual behaviour; gender differences; ancient Greece; ancient Rome; sexuality; gender; ancient world; public sphere; community; home

Book.  352 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian


Table of Contents

Introduction in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Athenian Woman in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Classical Greek Attitudes to Sexual Behaviour in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Social Body and the Sexual Body<sup>†</sup> in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

See all items in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.