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Naming Names, Telling Tales

Sex in Antiquity

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Sheila Murnaghan

Print publication date: December 2014
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As Creusa finds the courage to reveal her long-concealed union with Apollo, Euripides aligns the powerful narrative at the heart of his Ion with the d    Read more...
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Dog-Love-Dog

Sex in Antiquity

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Dorota Dutsch

Print publication date: December 2014
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The 2009 film Dogging: A Love Story, directed by Simon Ellis, provoked visceral reactions from critics and audiences. “Dogging” refers in British Engl    Read more...
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Of Love and Bondage in Euripides’ Hippolytus

Sex in Antiquity

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Monica S. Cyrino

Print publication date: December 2014
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In his ferocious tragedy of passion gone awry, Hippolytus., Euripides portrays the destructive power and violent rippling effects of antagonistic eros    Read more...
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Melancholy Becomes Electra

Sex in Antiquity

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Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz

Print publication date: December 2014
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My title is an obvious play on Eugene O’Neill’s version of the Oresteia, “Mourning Becomes Electra,” 1 wit    Read more...
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Fantastic Sex

Sex in Antiquity

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James Robson

Print publication date: December 2014
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The rape, sexual assault and sexual objectification of women are recurrent motifs in Old Comedy and – along with the rape theme so common in New Comed    Read more...
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“Yes” and “No” in Women’s Desire

Sex in Antiquity

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Edward M. Harris

Print publication date: December 2014
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If one were to select a few pieces of evidence from the sources for life in ancient Greece, one might get the impression that a woman’s consent did no    Read more...
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Ancient Warfare and the Ravaging Martial Rape of Girls and Women

Sex in Antiquity

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Kathy L. Gaca

Print publication date: December 2014
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The first feminist scholarly wave of studying women in antiquity, and the sexual mores regulating their lives, began to take shape in the 1970s, aroun    Read more...
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Too Young – Too Old?

Sex in Antiquity

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Gwendolyn Leick

Print publication date: December 2014
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In use for some 4,000 years (from the end of the fifth millennium until the last hundred years BCE), cuneiform, the “wedge”-writing on clay tablets, s    Read more...
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Fantasy and the Homosexual Orgy

Sex in Antiquity

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Alastair Blanshard

Print publication date: December 2014
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Intercourse is often much more of an intellectual activity than a physical one. Desire mixes with the imagination to produce a narrative. At its base    Read more...
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Was Pederasty Problematized?

Sex in Antiquity

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Andrew Lear

Print publication date: December 2014
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In his influential 1985 study The Use of Pleasure, Foucault declared that pederasty was “problematized” in Greek culture: it was (1985: 192) “the obje    Read more...
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