Pornography and Representation in Greece and Rome

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CONTRIBUTORS

Shelby Brown has recently held a Getty Fellowship to research ancient art depicting events of the Roman arena. Her excavation experience includes work in Italy, Greece, and North Africa, and she has published on human sacrifice in ancient Carthage.

Helen E. Elsom has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Cornell University. She works in England as a free-lance writer and political activist.

Madeleine M. Henry is Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Iowa State University. Her publications include work on prostitutes in Greek comedy, and she is now working on a review essay on recent applications of feminist theory to classical antiquity.

Sandra R. Joshel teaches at the New England Conservatory, on ancient history and on film, women's studies, and mythology. She is the author of Work, Identity, and Legal Status at Rome.

Terri Marsh has often been Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, most recently at Wake Forest University, and is now at work on The Dialogues of Xanthippe, a feminist revision of fifth-century Athens.

Holly Montague is Assistant Professor of Classics at Amherst College. She is at work on a study of Cicero's rhetoric.

Molly Myerowitz teaches Classics at Howard University. She is the author of Ovid's Games of Love and of articles on ancient cultural history and classical literature. She translates Ovid's poetry and is herself a poet.

Holt N. Parker is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Arizona. His previous work has been in linguistics, and he is currently at work on an edition of the Greek medical writer Metrodora.

Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz is Professor of Comparative Literature at Hamilton College. She has published widely on Greek tragedy and is at work on a book, Euripides' Traffic in Women.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Time Line of Events, Sources, and Persons Discussed xxiv
  • 1: Pornography and Persuasion on Attic Pottery 3
  • Notes 34
  • 2: Tragedy and the Politics of Containment 36
  • Notes 51
  • 3: Eros in Love: Pederasty and Pornography in Greece 53
  • Notes 72
  • 4: The Mute Nude Female Characters in Aristophanes' Plays 73
  • Notes 88
  • Appendix Texts Relating to the Writers of Sexual Handbooks 108
  • Notes 109
  • 6: The Body Female and the Body Politic: Livy's Lucretia and Verginia 112
  • Notes 129
  • 7: The Domestication of Desire: Ovid's Parva Tabella and the Theater of Love 131
  • Notes 155
  • Notes 158
  • Notes 178
  • Notes 179
  • 9: Death as Decoration: Scenes from the Arena on Roman Domestic Mosaics 180
  • Notes 208
  • 10: Callirhoe 212
  • 11: Sweet and Pleasant Passion: Female and Male Fantasy in Ancient Romance Novels 231
  • Notes 249
  • 12: The Edible Woman: Athenaeus's Concept of the Pornographic 250
  • Conclusion 266
  • Notes 269
  • Notes 269
  • Notes 283
  • Bibliography 285
  • Contributors 313
  • Index 315
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