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Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World: Readings and Sources

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This volume provides essays that represent a range of perspectives on women, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, tracing the debates from the late 1960s to the late 1990s.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 20th 2002 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 2002)
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Not for the faint of heart, I found this collection of essays to be at times gripping and at others mind-numbingly dull. I'd hoped to find more here on gender variance and deviation from gender norms in ancient Greece and Rome. Instead I found a wholly conventional approach to the subject of gender, with the lion's share of attention given to the problem of the absence of women's voices in the first person among the remaining cultural artifacts. I'm eager to take what I learned here, however, an ...more
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great teaching resource; next time i will use it as a textbook i think
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See also: Laura McClure.

Laura Kathleen McClure has been Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin since 2003.

Research: Athenian Drama, Ancient Gender Studies, Classical Tradition
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