A significant other to Greek and Roman Sexualities offers a entire selection of unique essays with regards to points of gender and sexuality within the classical world.
- Views some of the practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically
- Discusses Greece and Rome in every one bankruptcy, with sensitivity to the continuities and modifications among the 2 classical civilizations
- Addresses the classical effect at the knowing of later a while and religion
- Covers inventive and literary genres, numerous social environments of sexual behavior, and the technical disciplines of drugs, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation
- Features contributions from greater than forty best foreign scholars
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14 Major reports contain duBois 1988 on Greek metaphors for “woman”; Halperin 1990, 113–51 on Plato's Diotima; Nugent 1990 at the Ovidian hermaphrodite; and Gold 1993 at the position of “Cynthia” within the elegies of Propertius. 15 As argued through Gordon 1986 and Poovey 1988; additionally evaluate the philosophical and epistemological critique of “gender-skepticism” via Bordo 1990. For an invaluable comparability among the assumptions of historians of girls and people of historians of gender, with an try and reconcile the 2 methods, see Newman 1991. 16 Kappeler's place at the illustration of girls in artwork (1986, 1–10) interestingly dovetails with Halperin's remark (2002, 20) that the scholarly act of historic interpretation is itself a one-sided cultural appropriation and an expression of privilege. 17 Significant essays via this faculty of classicists are gathered in Gordon 1981. For the elemental function of polarity in Greek concept, see Lloyd 1966. The Pythagorean desk of contrarieties defined by means of Aristotle (Arist. Met. 986a22–986b1) is brought up as exemplary for where of gender during this conceptual process: see Vidal-Naquet 1981, 174–5. 18 Hallett 1989, 61–9 presents many additional examples. at the implications of virtus while predicated of ladies, see McDonnell 2006, 161–5. 19 See specifically the correlations traced via Halperin 1990, 24–38. 20 In distinction to the declare that pederasty used to be totally authorized, Hubbard 1998 and 2000 regards it as a social perform limited to elites and reveals facts that the hundreds have been antagonistic to it. Davidson 1997, 174–6 and 253–4, 2001, and 2007, 101–66 assaults present scholarly focus upon the exploitative facets of pederasty, arguing that the perform embraced a large spectrum of erotic behavior, together with egalitarian kin. 21 Compare Walters 1997, who outlines a belief of Roman male integrity “based at the concept of the invasion of the bounds of the physique, and specifically at the concept of the inviolability of non-public house together with and surrounding the physique as marker of more suitable prestige” (41). Manhood is degraded not only by means of sexual submission yet by way of any mode of actual encroachment. 22 For the eunuch, see Kuefler 2001, esp. 31–6, 96–102, and Ringrose 2003. within the renowned brain the castrated male may possibly stand outdoor the types of gender (e. g. Val. Max. 7. 7. 6, the place he's purported to be “neither male nor female”). Hermaphrodites, topic to destruction as prodigies in previous instances, have been famous as folks below the empire; their was once mentioned by means of jurists (Dig. 1. five. 10; 22. five. 15. 1 [Paulus]; 28. 2. 6. 2 [Ulp. ]) and by means of scientists (Plin. HN 7. three. 34; eleven. 109. 262). Gardner 1998 considers the criminal skill of physiologically insufficient men, noting difficulties created via the truth that the legislation itself admitted of no 3rd intercourse (138). at the inventive preoccupation with gruesome entities—a preoccupation noticeable as a compensatory mechanism for Roman anxieties—consult Barton (1993, 85–175); for the employment of outlandishness as a coherent element within the rhetorical and ideological layout of imperial biography, see Mader 2005.