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Title The Sleep of Reason : Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome / edited by Martha C. Nussbaum and Juha Sihvola
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2002


Description 1 online resource (468 pages)
Contents Introduction / Martha C. Nussbaum and Juha Sihvola -- Forgetting Foucault : acts, identities, and the history of sexuality / David M. Halperin -- Erōs and ethical norms : philosophers respond to a cultural dilemma / Martha C. Nussbaum -- Erotic experience in the conjugal bed : good wives in Greek tragedy / Maarit Kaimio -- Aristophanic sex : the erotics of shamelessness / Stephen Halliwell -- Legend of the Sacred Band / David / Leitao -- Plato, Zeno, and the object of love / A.W. Price -- Aristotle on sex and love / Juha Sihvola -- Two women of Samos / Kenneth Dover -- The first homosexuality? / David M. Halperin -- Marriage and sexuality in republican Rome : a Roman conjugal love story / Eva Cantarella -- The incomplete feminism of Musonius Rufus, Platonist, Stoic, and Roman / Martha C. Nussbaum -- Eros and Aphrodisia in the works of Dio Chrysostom / J. Samuel Houser -- Enacting Erōs / David Konstan -- The erotic experience of looking : cultural conflict and the gaze in Empire culture / Simon Goldhill -- Agents and victims : constructions of gender and desire in Greek love magic / Christopher A. Faraone -- Appendix: Manor historical figures discussed
Summary Sex is beyond reason, and yet we constantly reason about it. So, too, did the peoples of ancient Greece and Rome. But until recently there has been little discussion of their views on erotic experience and sexual ethics. The Sleep of Reason brings together an international group of philosophers, philologists, literary critics, and historians to consider two questions normally kept separate: how is erotic experience understood in classical texts of various kinds, and what ethical judgments and philosophical arguments are made about sex? From same-sex desire to conjugal love
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sex customs -- Greece -- History -- Congresses
Sex customs -- Rome -- Congresses
Sexual ethics -- Greece -- History -- Congresses
Sexual ethics -- Rome -- Congresses
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Sex customs
Sexual ethics
Seksuele ethiek.
Klassieke oudheid.
Klassieke talen.
Filosofische aspecten.
SUBJECT Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C. -- Congresses
Rome -- Civilization -- Congresses
Subject Greece
Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Nussbaum, Martha C. (Martha Craven), 1947- editor.
Sihvola, Juha, editor
ISBN 9780226923314
Other Titles Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome