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Title Among women : from the homosocial to the homoerotic in the ancient world / edited by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz and Lisa Auanger
Edition 1st ed
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002


Description 1 online resource (xv, 389 pages) : illustrations
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book
Contents Imag(in)ing a women's world in Bronze Age Greece: the frescoes from Xeste 3 at Akrotiri, Thera / Paul Rebak -- Aphrodite garlanded: Erôs and poetic creativity in Sappho and Nossis / Marilyn B. Skinner -- Subjects, objects, and erotic symmetry in Sappho's fragments / Ellen Greene -- Excavating women's homoeroticism in ancient Greece: the evidence fro Attic vase painting / Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz -- Women in relief: "double consciousness" in classical Attic tombstones / John G. Younger -- Glimpses through a window: an approach to Roman female homoeroticism through art historical and literary evidence / Lisa Auanger -- Ovid's Iphis and Ianthe: when girls won't be girls / Diane T. Pintabone -- Lucian's "Leaena and Clonarium": voyeurism or a challenge to assumptions? / Shelley P. Haley -- "Friendship and physical desire": the discourse of female homoeroticism in fifth-century C.E. Egypt / Terry G. Wilfong
Summary "Women's and men's worlds were largely separate in ancient Mediterranean societies, and, in consequence, many women's deepest personal relationships were with other women. Yet relatively little scholarly or popular attention has focused on women's relationships in antiquity, in contrast to recent interest in the relationships between men in ancient Greece and Rome. The essays in this book seek to close this gap by exploring a wide variety of textual and archaeological evidence for women's homosocial and homoerotic relationships from prehistoric Greece to fifth-century CE Egypt. Drawing on developments in feminist theory, gay and lesbian studies, and queer theory, as well as traditional textual and art historical methods, the contributors to this volume examine representations of women's lives with other women, their friendships, and sexual subjectivity. They present new interpretations of the evidence offered by the literary works of Sappho, Ovid, and Lucian; Bronze Age frescoes and Greek vase painting, funerary reliefs, and other artistic representations; and Egyptian legal documents."--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-371) and index
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Subject Lesbianism -- History -- To 500.
Lesbians in art.
Art, Classical.
Lesbians in literature.
Classical literature -- History and criticism
Civilization, Classical.
Art, Ancient.
Lesbian heroines in literature.
Civilization, Ancient.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Lesbian heroines in literature.
Civilization, Ancient.
Art, Ancient.
Art, Classical.
Civilization, Classical.
Classical literature.
Lesbians in art.
Lesbians in literature.
Lesbische Orientierung Motiv
Lesbische Orientierung
Lesbische liefde.
Klassieke oudheid.
Griechenland Altertum
Römisches Reich
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Rabinowitz, Nancy Sorkin, editor.
Auanger, Lisa, 1965- editor.
ISBN 0292798164