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Sex and Sexual Practices in Greco-Roman Antiquity
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This volume aims to revisit, further explore and tease out the textual, but also non-textual sources in an attempt to reconstruct a clearer picture of a particular aspect of sexuality, i.e. sexual practices, in Greco-Roman antiquity. Sexual practices refers to a part of the overarching notion of sexuality: specifically, the acts of sexual intercourse, the erogenous capacities and genital functions of male and female body, and any other physical or biological actions that define one’s sexual identity or orientation. This volume aims to approach not simply the acts of sexual intercourse themselves, but also their legal, social, political, religious, medical, cultural/moral and interdisciplinary (e.g. emotional, performative) perspectives, as manifested in a range of both textual and non-textual evidence (i.e. architecture, iconography, epigraphy, etc.). The insights taken from the contributions to this volume would enable researchers across a range of disciplines – e.g. sex/gender studies, comparative literature, psychology and cognitive neuroscience – to use theoretical perspectives, methodologies and conceptual tools to frame the sprawling examination of aspects of sexuality in broad terms, or sexual practices in particular.

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ReiheTrends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes
ISBN 9783110695779
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 23.05.2022
Umfang 538 Seiten
Genre Geschichte/Altertum
Format Hardcover
Verlag De Gruyter
Herausgegeben von Andreas Serafim, George Kazantzidis, Kyriakos Demetriou
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