By Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,Lisa Auanger
Women's and men's worlds have been mostly separate in old Mediterranean societies, and, as a result, many women's private own relationships have been with different girls. but rather little scholarly or renowned awareness has enthusiastic about women's relationships in antiquity, unlike fresh curiosity within the relationships among males in historic Greece and Rome. The essays during this ebook search to shut this hole through exploring a wide selection of textual and archaeological proof for women's homosocial and homoerotic relationships from prehistoric Greece to fifth-century CE Egypt.
Drawing on advancements in feminist concept, homosexual and lesbian reviews, and queer conception, in addition to conventional textual and paintings historic equipment, the participants to this quantity learn representations of women's lives with different ladies, their friendships, and sexual subjectivity. They current new interpretations of the facts provided through the literary works of Sappho, Ovid, and Lucian; Bronze Age frescoes and Greek vase portray, funerary reliefs, and different inventive representations; and Egyptian felony documents.
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Among Women: From the Homosocial to the Homoerotic in the Ancient World by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,Lisa Auanger