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Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World

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List of Illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgments. Editor's Introduction. Part I: Greece. 1. Classical Attitudes to Sexual Behaviour. (K. J. Dover). Source: Aristophanes' Speech from Plato, Symposium 189d7-192a1. 2. Double-Consciousness in Sappho's Lyrics. (J. J. Winkler). Sources: Sappho 1 and 31; Homer, Iliad 5.114-132; Odyssey 6.139-85. 3. Bound to Bleed. Artemis and Greek Women. (H. King). Excerpts: Hippocrates, On Unmarried Girls; Euripides, Hippolytus 59-105. 4. Playing the Other: Theater, Theatricality, and the Feminine in Greek Drama. (F. Zeitlin). Sources: Sophocles, Women of Trachis 531-587, 1046-1084; Euripides, Bacchae 912-944. Part II: Rome. 5. The Silent Women of Rome. (M. I. Finley). Sources: Funerary Inscriptions: CE 81.1-2, 158.2, 843, 1136.3-4; ILS 5213, 8402, 8394; CIL 1.1211, 1.1221, 1.1837. 6. The Body Female and the Body Politic. Livy's Lucretia and Verginia. S. R. Joshel. Sources: Livy, On the Founding of Rome, 1.57.6-59.6. 7. Mistress and Metaphor in Augustan Elegy.(M. Wyke). Excerpts: Propertius, 1.8a-b and 2.5; Cicero, In Defense of Marcus Caelius 20.47-21.50. 8. Pliny's Brassiere. Source: Pliny, Natural History 28.70-82. Part III: Classical Tradition. 10. "The Voice of the Shuttle Is Ours." (Patricia Klindienst). Source: Ovid, Metamorphoses 6.424-623. Bibliography. Index

About the Author

Laura K. McClure is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her books include Spoken Like a Woman: Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama (1999), and an edited volume, Making Silence Speak: Women's Voices in Greek Literature and Society (co-ed. with Andre Lardinois, 2001). She has also published articles on Athenian tragedy, the classical tradition and ancient gender studies. Her current research focuses on the representation of courtesans in second sophistic literature.

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