Greek and Roman Sexualities: A Sourcebook

Greek and Roman Sexualities: A Sourcebook

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Since the publication of Foucault's History of Sexuality the volume of Classical scholarship on gender, sexuality and the body has steadily increased in tandem with the expansion of these topics in other areas of the Humanities. This volume will provide readers with a substantial selection of primary sources documenting sexualities, sexual behaviors, and perceptions of sex, sexuality, gender, and the body among people in the ancient Greco-Roman world. The coverage will begin with Homer in the eighth century BCE and will focus most heavily on Classical Greece and Rome from the Republic to the early Empire, though sources reflecting societal changes in later antiquity and a selection of Jewish and Christian readings will also be included. Authors will include Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Galen, Ovid and Plutarch, with each chapter including one or two substantial 'focal' readings. The materials will include poetry, history, oratory, medical and philosophical writings, letters, and inscriptions, both public and private.4.1a€”3 I assert that when a womana#39;s vagina is rubbed and her womb is agitated, a kind of tickling feeling results and ... But if she has an orgasm during intercourse, she releases fluid before the man does and no longer feels the same pleasure.

Title:Greek and Roman Sexualities: A Sourcebook
Author:Jennifer Larson
Publisher:A&C Black - 2012-09-06


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