Foucault's Virginity: Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality by Simon Goldhill, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Foucault's Virginity: Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality

Foucault's Virginity: Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality

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by Simon Goldhill
     
 
This is a study of how sex and sexuality were written about in the first centuries of this era, a central period in the history of sexuality. Writing with the same wit and verve as the ancient writers he engages with, Simon Goldhill shows how the standard accounts of sexuality in this period are distorted by ignoring the sexy, ironic and often bizarre texts of the

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This is a study of how sex and sexuality were written about in the first centuries of this era, a central period in the history of sexuality. Writing with the same wit and verve as the ancient writers he engages with, Simon Goldhill shows how the standard accounts of sexuality in this period are distorted by ignoring the sexy, ironic and often bizarre texts of the ancient novel, erotic poetry and humorous dialogues.

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"An important and accessible work. Recommended for graduate and undergraduates." Religious Studies Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521479349
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
W. B. Stanford Memorial Lectures Series
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

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