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Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity

Daniel Orrells

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199236442
eISBN:
9780191728549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236442.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Since Foucault's History of Sexuality, historians have traced in ever increasing detail the formation of modern sexual identities in the west. Relatively less attention has been addressed to ... More


Germanic Pederasty: The Evidence of the Classical Ethnographers

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter 2 reviews the ethnographical evidence available which suggests that the pre‐Migration Germanic tribes may have practised pederasty and same‐sex rites of initiation, also comparing accounts ... More


Double Entendre

Michael Fontaine

in Funny Words in Plautine Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195341447
eISBN:
9780199866915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341447.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Taking as its point of focus Plautus’ adulescentes (young men), this chapter surveys double entendre ‐ that is, the jokes and puns in Plautus that involve a specifically sexual component ‐ as well as ... More


The Evolutionary Ethics of Alfred C. Kinsey

Frederick B. Churchill

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

As a student of William Morton Wheeler, Kinsey made his first contributions to biology, and adapted the taxonomic methods he had used in research on gall wasps to the study of human sexuality. The ... More


Andreia 1

Meriel Jones

in Playing the Man: Performing Masculinities in the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570089
eISBN:
9780191738760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570089.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

without jeopardizing his masculinity. Masculinity is constructed in opposition to effeminacy, a discourse connected to pederastic ideology and to the sexual behaviours of moicheia (adultery) and ... More


Other Values and Interests, Weak Spots, and Blind Spots

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius is tolerant in matters of sexual conduct, not being disturbed even by pederasty with ingenui, but his attitude to women reflects the rigorous sexism of Cato the Elder. He seems to show more ... More


Solving the Problem with Plato

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The opening chapter serves as a kind of primer on the corpus of translations and commentaries treated in the book and on Renaissance interpretive practices, offering an overview of the intellectual ... More


The Gates of Germania: Space, Place, and Sexuality in Cornarius

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Because medicine was central to the reception of Platonic sexuality and because a change in place implied a consequent change in cultural humors, questions of space and cultural customs are relevant ... More


Introduction: The Inch and Ells of Psalm 68:31

Roy Kay

in The Ethiopian Prophecy in Black American Letters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037325
eISBN:
9780813041582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037325.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter provides the methodological framework for the book. It argues that reading, particularly figural reading as articulated by Benjamin in the Passagen-Werk, is a material practice which ... More


Introduction: Knowledge and Desire, Ancient and Modern

Daniel Orrells

in Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199236442
eISBN:
9780191728549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236442.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction establishes the parameters for the book. It opens with a case‐study for what will follow: Thomas Cannon's illegal 1752 pamphlet comparing ancient and modern pederasty. The ... More


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