Sex and the ancient city : sex and sexual practices in Greco-Roman antiquity / edited by Andreas Serafim, George Kazantzidis and Kyriakos Demetriou.

Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2022]
xiii, 538 pages : illustrations some color ; 24 cm.


Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Sex, sexuality, sexual intercourse and gender : The terms and contexts of the volume/ Andreas Serafim, George Kazantzidis and Kyriakos Demetriou
  • Part I : Aspects of homoeroticism
  • Dover's 'pseudo-sexuality' and the Athenian laws on male prostitutes in politics / Konstantinos Kapparis
  • Group sex, exhibitionism
  • voyeurism and male homosociality / Thomas K. Hubbard
  • Making the body speak : The (homosexual dimensions of sneezing in ancient Greek literature / Andreas Serafim
  • 'Fell in love with an anus' : Sexual fantasies for young male bodies and the pederastic gaze in Rhianus' epigrams / Manolis Spanakis
  • Silencing female intimacies : Sexual practices, silence and cultural assumptions in Lucian, Dial. Meretr. / Andreas Fountoulakis
  • Part II : Sex and medicine
  • Clitoridectomy in ancient Greco-Roman medicine and the definition of sexual intercourse / Chiara Thumiger
  • Sex and epilepsy : seizures and fluids in Greek medical imagination / George Kazantzidis-- Part III : The use and abuse of sex objects
  • Some dirty thoughts about chairs and stools : Iconography of erotic foreplay / Bartłomiej Bednarek
  • Olive oil, dildos and sandals : Greek Sex toys reassessed / Emma Stafford
  • Statues as sex objects / Regina Höschele
  • Having sex with statues : some cases of agalmatophilia in Latin poetry / Charilaos N. Michalopoulos
  • Part IV : Sexual liminality
  • Hephaistos among the Satyrs : Semen, ejaculation and autochthony in Greek culture / Jeremy McInerney
  • Human-animal sex in ancient Greece / José Malheiro Magalhães
  • The womb inside the male member : A Lucianic twist / Catalina Popescu
  • Part V : Sex and disgust
  • Sex and disgust in Martial's Epigrams / Gabriel Evangelou
  • Part VI : The scripts of sexuality : Drama, novel, papyri and later texts
  • To voice the physical : Sex and the soil in Aeschylus / Nikos Manousakis
  • Seminal figures : Aristophanes and the tradition of sexual imagery / Dimitrios Kanellakis-- The maiden who knew nothing about sex : A scabrous theme in novella and comedy / loannis M. Konstantakos
  • Sex and abuse in unhappy marriages in late antique Oxyrhynchus : The case of two women's narratives preserved on papyrus / Amphilochios Papathomas and Aikaterini Koroli
  • 'Asexuality' in the Greek papyrus letters / Rosalia Hatzilambrou
  • From Plato's Symposium to Methodius' and late antique hagiography : 'Female' readings of male sexuality / Stephanos Efthymiadis and Charis Messis.
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