The Erotics of Domination: Male Desire and the Mistress in Latin Love Poetry

The Erotics of Domination: Male Desire and the Mistress in Latin Love Poetry

by Ellen Greene
     
 

In this book Greene addresses the long-established, stereotypical views of gender relationships within Latin love poetry. Through the poetry of Catullus, Propertius and ovid, she looks at the study of male-female relationships, sexuality, power and social status.See more details below

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In this book Greene addresses the long-established, stereotypical views of gender relationships within Latin love poetry. Through the poetry of Catullus, Propertius and ovid, she looks at the study of male-female relationships, sexuality, power and social status.

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Booknews
Greene (classics, U. of Oklahoma) re-examines scholarly attitudes concerning the representation of male sexual desire and female subjection in the Latin love poetry of Catullus, Propertius, and Ovid. Examining previously romanticized first-person poetic personae, Greene argues that male sexuality is threatened as moral resolve and social status are undercut by desires that render men "womanish". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801859816
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/30/1998
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.59(d)

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Tina Passman
Greene makes an important contribution to understanding the sexual politics of Latin love poetry and the manner in which the power dynamics of gender and desire are manifest in traditional Roman love poetry.

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