Sex in Antiquity
Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World
Edited by Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, James Robson
Routledge – 2014 – 560 pages
Series: Rewriting Antiquity
Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars as well as that of emerging talents and new voices.
Sexuality and gender in the ancient world is an area of research that has grown quickly with often sudden shifts in focus and theoretical standpoints. This volume contextualises these shifts but puts in place new ideas and avenues of exploration to further innovate in this lively discipline. This broad study also includes studies of gender and sexuality in the Ancient Near East to provide a comparative perspective not often found. Sex in Antiquity is a major contribution to the field of ancient gender and sexuality studies.
Nancy Rabinowitz is Professor of Comparative Literature, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.
James Robson is Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies at the Open University.
Mark Masterson is Lecturer in the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh.