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Author Leick, Gwendolyn, 1951-

Title Sex and eroticism in Mesopotamian literature / Gwendolyn Leick
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1994


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Description xvi, 320 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. I. The Sumero-Akkadian tradition of the third and early second millennia. 1. The Cosmological Articulation of Sexuality. 2. Masculine Sexuality in Sumerian Literature. 3. Enki and Ninhursaga: A Myth of Male Lust? 4. From Adolescence to Maturity: The Myth of Enlil and Ninlil. 5. Phallicism in Sumerian Literature. 6. Femininity and Eroticism in Sumerian Literature. 7. The Bridal Songs. 8. Inanna and her Brother. 9. Inanna Rejoicing in her Vulva. 10. 'My Consort, Maid Inanna, Lady, Voluptuousness of Heaven and Earth'. 11. 'Words of Seduction': Courtly Love Poetry. 12. The Rites of Divine Love. 13. L'Amour Libre or Sacred Prostitution? 14. Liminal Sexuality: Eunuchs, Homosexuals and the Common Prostitute -- Pt. II. Sources from the later second and first millennia. 15. Eroticism in Akkadian Literature. 16. Ballads, Hymns and Dialogues: Akkadian Love Poetry. 17. Love Magic and Potency Incantations. 18. Problematic Aspects of Sexuality: Sin and Pollution
19. Witches, Demons and the Ambivalence of Love. 20. The Articulation of Sexual Jealousy. 21. Love and Eros in Akkadian Narrative Literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-310) and index
Subject Erotic literature, Assyro-Babylonian -- History and criticism.
Erotic literature, Sumerian -- History and criticism.
Erotica -- Iraq -- History.
Eroticism -- Iraq -- History
Sex customs -- Iraq -- History.
Sex in literature.
LC no. 93049776
ISBN 0415065348