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    Sex and sensuality in the ancient world / Giulia Sissa ; translated by George Staunton.
    by Sissa, Giulia, 1954-
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    New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, 2008.
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  • Sex customs -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
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  • Sex customs -- Rome -- History.
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  • Civilization, Classical.
  • ISBN: 
    9780300108804 (hc.)
    030010880X (hc.)
    Description: 
    viii, 224 p. ; 24 cm.
    Contents: 
    pt. 1. Eros the tyrant. Desire ; Pleasure ; Bodies ; Relationships -- pt. 2. Mollis amor - unmanly love -- pt. 3. Perversa voluntas - deviant inclination.
    Summary: 
    "In this book Giulia Sissa looks at sensuality and sexual desire in the Greek, Roman and early Christian worlds, demonstrating how modern concepts of sexuality emerge from the practices and theories of the ancient world. In contrast to other recent scholars, Sissa emphasizes the centrality of heterosexual desire and passion in the classical period, arguing that the importance of homosexuality has been over-emphasised." "Drawing widely on the literature and philosophy of the time, Sissa examines each culture in turn and challenges many of our assumptions. In particular, she draws a distinction between pleasure and desire in the ancient world, and analyses in detail the different ways in which men and women were seen to experience erotic feeling, looking closely at the portrayal of transgressive women such as Medea, Clytemnestra and Jocasta."--BOOK JACKET.
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    Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-213) and index.
    Language Notes: 
    Translated from the Italian.
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