Among Women: From the Homosocial to the Homoerotic in the by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,Lisa Auanger PDF

By Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,Lisa Auanger

Women's and men's worlds have been mostly separate in historical Mediterranean societies, and, as a result, many women's private own relationships have been with different ladies. but quite little scholarly or well known recognition has desirous about women's relationships in antiquity, unlike fresh curiosity within the relationships among males in historical Greece and Rome. The essays during this booklet search to shut this hole through exploring a large choice 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 concept, in addition to conventional textual and paintings old tools, the individuals to this quantity study 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 creative representations; and Egyptian felony documents.

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