New PDF release: A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (Blackwell

ISBN-10: 1118610660

ISBN-13: 9781118610664

A significant other to Greek and Roman Sexualities offers a accomplished selection of unique essays in terms of elements of gender and sexuality within the classical global. perspectives a number of the practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically

• Discusses Greece and Rome in every one bankruptcy, with sensitivity to the continuities and adjustments among the 2 classical civilizations
• Addresses the classical impression at the knowing of later a while and faith
• Covers inventive and literary genres, a variety of social environments of sexual behavior, and the technical disciplines of drugs, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation
• positive factors contributions from greater than forty most sensible foreign students

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