Masculinity and its Self-Representation in the Classical Tradition
Edited by Lin Foxhall, John Salmon
Introduction by (Preface) Nathalie Kampen
Published November 4th 2011 by Routledge – 240 pages
Thinking Men explores artistic and intellectual expression in the classical world as the self representation of man. It starts from the premise that the history of classical antiquity as the ancients tell it is a history of men. However, the focus of this volume is the creation, re-creation and iteration of that male self as presented in language, poetry, drama, philosophical and scientific thought and art: man constructing himself as subject in classical antiquity and beyond. This beautifully illustrated volume, which contains a preface by Nathalie Kampen, provides a thought-provoking and stimulating insight into the representations of men in Classical culture.
'This book contains a wealth of different opinions and arguments which sum up present thoughts in the field of gender studies very well.' - JACT Review