Sex on Show

Author: Caroline Vout
Publisher:
ISBN: 0714122785
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Erotic art

The Greeks and Romans were not shy about sex. Drinking cups, oil-lamps and walls were decorated with scenes of seduction and sexual intercourse which could make the modern viewer blush; models of penises were worn around the neck or hung from doorways. How are we to make sense of this abundance of sexual imagery? Were these images seductive, shocking, humorous? Were they about sex or love? And what and how do we learn from them? 'Sex on Show' answers these questions by embracing ancient attitudes to religion, politics, sex and gender to examine how the ancient saw themselves and their world.

The Cambridge Companion to Erotic Literature

Author: Bradford K. Mudge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107184077
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Literary Criticism

This Companion offers an introduction to key topics in the study of erotic literature from antiquity to the present.

Sex Or Symbol

Author: Catherine Johns
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415925673
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Art

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Classical Art

Author: Caroline Vout
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400890279
Release Date: 2018-05-29
Genre: Art

How did the statues of ancient Greece wind up dictating art history in the West? How did the material culture of the Greeks and Romans come to be seen as "classical" and as "art"? What does "classical art" mean across time and place? In this ambitious, richly illustrated book, art historian and classicist Caroline Vout provides an original history of how classical art has been continuously redefined over the millennia as it has found itself in new contexts and cultures. All of this raises the question of classical art's future. What we call classical art did not simply appear in ancient Rome, or in the Renaissance, or in the eighteenth-century Academy. Endlessly repackaged and revered or rebuked, Greek and Roman artifacts have gathered an amazing array of values, both positive and negative, in each new historical period, even as these objects themselves have reshaped their surroundings. Vout shows how this process began in antiquity, as Greeks of the Hellenistic period transformed the art of fifth-century Greece, and continued through the Roman empire, Constantinople, European court societies, the neoclassical English country house, and the nineteenth century, up to the modern museum. A unique exploration of how each period of Western culture has transformed Greek and Roman antiquities and in turn been transformed by them, this book revolutionizes our understanding of what classical art has meant and continues to mean.

Controlling Desires

Author: Kirk Ormand
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 0275988805
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

Ormand demonstrates how the Greeks and Romans thought of sex and sexuality in ways fundamentally different from our own, with broad implications for social standing, citizenship, and personal identity.

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture

Author: Marilyn B. Skinner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118611081
Release Date: 2013-07-23
Genre: Literary Criticism

This agenda-setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Covers a wide range of subjects, including Greek pederasty and the symposium, ancient prostitution, representations of women in Greece and Rome, and the public regulation of sexual behavior Expanded coverage extends to the advent of Christianity, includes added illustrations, and offers student-friendly pedagogical features Text boxes supply intriguing information about tangential topics Gives a thorough overview of current literature while encouraging further reading and discussion Conveys the complexity of ancient attitudes towards sexuality and gender and the modern debates they have engendered

Epic Visions

Author: Helen Lovatt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107039384
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: History

A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary collection exploring different ways of visualising Greek and Roman epic in both ancient and modern culture.

Being Greek Under Rome

Author: Simon Goldhill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521030870
Release Date: 2007-01-18
Genre: History

These especially commissioned essays open up a fascinating and novel perspective on a crucial era of Western culture. In the second century CE the Roman empire dominated the Mediterranean, but Greek culture maintained its huge prestige. At the same time, Christianity and Judaism were vying for followers against the lures of such an elite cultural life. This book looks at how writers in Greek from all areas of Empire society responded to their political position, to intellectual authority, to religious and social pressures.

Games of Venus

Author: Peter Bing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136611155
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: History

Recent attacks on contemporary art have portrayed the erotic content of works by Robert Mapplethorpe and others as if it were a deviation from the Western artistic tradition. On the contrary, there is a rich tradition of eroticism in the arts beginning with the erotic verse of ancient Greek and Roman poets. Games of Venus, the first comprehensive anthology in English of ancient Greek and Roman erotic verse, revives this tradition for the modern reader. Games of Venus presents the whole spectrum of erotic poetry from Sappho to Ovid in translations which evoke the full range of styles and tones present in the original Greek and Latin. Brief biographical sketches accompany the work of each poet as do notes referring to the myths, geography, historical events, personages, and sexual and social customs mentioned in the verse.

The Sleep of Reason

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226923314
Release Date: 2013-08-02
Genre: Psychology

Sex is beyond reason, and yet we constantly reason about it. So, too, did the peoples of ancient Greece and Rome. But until recently there has been little discussion of their views on erotic experience and sexual ethics. The Sleep of Reason brings together an international group of philosophers, philologists, literary critics, and historians to consider two questions normally kept separate: how is erotic experience understood in classical texts of various kinds, and what ethical judgments and philosophical arguments are made about sex? From same-sex desire to conjugal love, and from Plato and Aristotle to the Roman Stoic Musonius Rufus, the contributors demonstrate the complexity and diversity of classical sexuality. They also show that the ethics of eros, in both Greece and Rome, shared a number of commonalities: a focus not only on self-mastery, but also on reciprocity; a concern among men not just for penetration and display of their power, but also for being gentle and kind, and for being loved for themselves; and that women and even younger men felt not only gratitude and acceptance, but also joy and sexual desire. Contributors: * Eva Cantarella * Kenneth Dover * Chris Faraone * Simon Goldhill * Stephen Halliwell * David M. Halperin * J. Samuel Houser * Maarit Kaimio * David Konstan * David Leitao * Martha C. Nussbaum * A. W. Price * Juha Sihvola

Naturalia non turpia

Author: Werner Krenkel
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN: 3487132729
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

2. unveränderte Auflage 2016 Der Rostocker Altertumswissenschaftler Werner Krenkel ist in der Fachwelt vor allem als Kenner der römischen Satire, besonders des Lucilius, als Varroforscher und als einer der Wegbereiter der Sexualwissenschaften der Antike bekannt. Eine von ihm selbst getroffene Auswahl aus seinen Studien, die häufig an schwer zugänglicher Stelle publiziert worden sind, liegt nun im Nachdruck vor. Sie umfasst Aufsätze zu Lucilius, zu Varro und zum antiken Mimus, zum Grammatiker Nonius, und vor allem Krenkels Untersuchungen zur Sexualität in den antiken Gesellschaften. Basierend auf quellenkundlicher Akribie und umfassender terminologischer Aufarbeitung und kundig durch archäologische Zeugnisse unterstützt, haben diese Untersuchungen nichts von ihrer Relevanz eingebüßt. Die Forschung hat sich, gerade auch im Bereich der Gender Studies, intensiv weiter entwickelt. Deshalb freuen sich die Herausgeber, der scientific community diese grundlegenden und anregenden Materialien wieder zur Verfügung stellen zu können. "(W)hoever sets out these days to investigate the one or the other aspect of such ancient 'naturalia', will find here a vast thesaurus of information on classical material as well as on modern scholarship concerning this subject. And he will warmly thank the two editors, and especially the author Werner Krenkel, for providing this rich, well-organised collection of a formerly marginalised or neglected field..." (Bernard Kytzler, Scholia Reviews 16/2007) The Rostock University classicist Werner Krenkel is known in his field above all for his expertise on Roman satire, especially the works of Lucilius, for his work on Varro, and for being one of the pioneers in the study of sexuality in the ancient world. He himself has chosen the studies which appear in this collection, many of them now hard to find in their original places of publication. Included are essays on Lucilius, on Varro and on classical mime, on the grammarian Nonus, and above all Krenkel’s studies of sexuality in ancient societies. Based on a meticulous study of sources and a comprehensive terminological analysis, and well-informed on archaeological evidence, these studies have lost none of their relevance. Research, especially in the discipline of Gender Studies, has since undergone intensive development. For this reason the editors are pleased to make available again these groundbreaking and stimulating works. "masterful presentation" "(...) whoever sets out these days to investigate the one or the other aspect of such ancient 'naturalia', will find here a vast thesaurus of information on classical material as well as on modern scholarship concerning this subject." "(...) rich, well-organised collection of a formerly marginalised or neglected (...) field, a field of immense importance and multiple diversifications." (Bernard Kytzler, Graduate School, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, in: Scholia Reviews ns 16 (2007) 39, auf: http://www.classics.und.ac.za/reviews)

Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society

Author: Robin Osborne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521837693
Release Date: 2004-07-15
Genre: History

A collection of innovative essays on major topics in ancient Greece and Rome, first published in 2004.

Naked Truths

Author: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134603855
Release Date: 2003-09-01
Genre: History

The articles in Naked Truths demonstrate the application of feminist theory to a diverse repertory of classical art: they offer topical and controversial readings on the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean. This volume presents a timely, provocative and beautifully illustrated re-evaluation of how the issues of gender, identity and sexuality reveal 'naked truths' about fundamental human values and social realities, through the compelling symbolism of the body.

Rethinking Eros

Author: Brian Carmany
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452092881
Release Date: 2010-11-02
Genre: Social Science

Rethinking Eros uses modern popular culture to examine sex, bodies, and gender in the ancient world in all their complexities.