- Title Pages
- Note to the Reader
- I Women in Classical Athens—Their Social Space: Ideal and Reality<sup>†</sup>
- 2 Ideology and “the Status of Women” in Ancient Greece<sup>†</sup>
- 3 The Athenian Woman
- 4 The Sociology of Prostitution in Antiquity in the Context of Pagan and Christian Writings
- 5 Classical Greek Attitudes to Sexual Behaviour
- 6 The Social Body and the Sexual Body<sup>†</sup>
- 7 Law, Society and Homosexuality in Classical Athens<sup>†</sup>
- 8 Pandora Unbound: A Feminist Critique of Foucault's History of Sexuality<sup>†</sup>
- 9 The Cultural Construct of the Female Body in Classical Greek Science<sup>†</sup>
- 10 Gender and Rhetoric: Producing Manhood in the Schools<sup>†</sup>
- 11 Representations of Male-to-Female Lovemaking<sup>†</sup>
- 12 Women's Life in Oriental Seclusion? On the History and Use of a Topos<sup>†</sup>
- 13 The Attitudes of the Polis to Childbirth: Putting Women into the Grid<sup>†</sup>
- 14 Archaeology and Gender Ideologies in Early Archaic Greece<sup>†</sup>
- 15 Concealing/Revealing: Gender and the Play of Meaning in the Monuments of Augustan Rome<sup>†</sup>
- 16 Satyrs in the Women's Quarters<sup>†</sup>
- 17 A Feminist Boomerang: The Great Goddess of Greek Prehistory<sup>†</sup>
- 18 The Asexuality of Dionysus<sup>†</sup>
- 19 “Vested Interests” in Plautus' Casina: Cross-Dressing in Roman Comedy<sup>†</sup>
- 20 The Hippocratic “Airs, Waters, Places” on Cross-Dressing Eunuchs: “Natural” yet also “Divine”<sup>†</sup>
- Intellectual Chronology
- Further Reading
- (p.1) Introduction
- Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome
- Edinburgh University Press
This book offers a selection of scholarship on sex and gender in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, beginning from the end of the eighteenth century, a time of turmoil and ferment. The model of separate spheres – women relegated to private sphere, men to public sphere – never worked particularly well for Rome. Men, especially citizen men, occupied the public sphere of the community, both literally – they alone ranged freely throughout the Greek and Roman worlds – and metaphorically, as participants in politics, litigants in courts, theater audiences. Women, contrariwise, were restricted to the home. Meanwhile, sex occupied a separate sphere of its own, sometimes the province of specialists in ancient medicine, at others the pastime of collectors of curiosa, of investigators into sexual positions, sex sellers, the erotic vocabulary. These fields have been transformed by the work of the past forty years, first Kenneth Dover's, then, following in his footsteps, that of Michel Foucault. This book explores sexuality and gender in the ancient world, focusing on how the roles and spheres of the sexes were divided.
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