Bisexuality in the Ancient World / Edition 2

Bisexuality in the Ancient World / Edition 2

by Eva Cantarella, Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin
     
 

In this readable and thought-provoking history of bisexuality in the classical age, Eva Cantarella draws on the full range of sources - from legal texts, inscriptions, and medical documents to poetry and philosophical literature - to reconstruct and compare the bisexual cultures of Athens and Rome. This new edition incorporates a new preface and an updated… See more details below

Overview

In this readable and thought-provoking history of bisexuality in the classical age, Eva Cantarella draws on the full range of sources - from legal texts, inscriptions, and medical documents to poetry and philosophical literature - to reconstruct and compare the bisexual cultures of Athens and Rome. This new edition incorporates a new preface and an updated bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300093025
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Yale Nota Bene Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
1,429,706
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
Pt. 1Greece
1The Beginnings, the Greek Dark Age and the Archaic Period3
2The Classical Age17
3Homosexuality and Heterosexuality Compared in Philosophy and Literature54
4Women and Homosexuality78
Pt. 2Rome
5The Archaic Period and the Republic97
6The Late Republic and the Principate120
7The Empire155
8The Metamorphoses of Sexual Ethics in the Ancient World187
Conclusions211
Notes223
Abbreviations269
Select Bibliography273
Index277

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