The Routledge Companion to the Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Gender and Sexuality

Kenneth Moore (Editor)

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Abstract

This Companion covers a range of receptions of ancient Greek and Roman gender and sexuality. It explores ancient representations of these concepts as we defi ne them today, as well as recent perspectives that have been projected back onto antiquity. Beginning in antiquity, the chapters examine how the ancient Greeks and Romans regarded concepts of what we would today call “gender” and “sexuality” based on the evidence available to us, and chart the varied interpretations and receptions of these concepts across time to the present day. In exploring how different cultures have “received” the classical past, the volume investigates these cultures’ different interpretations of Greek and Roman Sexualities, and what these interpretations can reveal about their own attitudes. Through the contributions in this book, the reader gains a deeper understanding of this essential part of human existence, derived from influential sources. From ancient to modern and postmodern perspectives, from cinematic productions to TikTok videos, receptions of ancient gender and sexuality abound.
This volume is of interest to students and scholars of ancient history, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, and ancient societies, as well as those working on popular culture and gender studies more broadly.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMilton Park, Abingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages624
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003024378
ISBN (Print)9780367900908, 9781032307022
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

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