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By Kirk Ormand,Ruby Blondell

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Ancient intercourse: New Essays offers groundbreaking paintings in a post-Foucauldian mode on sexuality, sexual identities, and gender identities in historical Greece and Rome. because the creation of Foucault’s heritage of Sexuality, the sector of classics has been stuck in a recursive loop of argument concerning the existence—or lack thereof—of "sexuality" (particularly "homosexuality") as a significant cultural proposal for historical Greece and Rome. a lot of the argument pertaining to those concerns, even though, has did not interact with the valuable argument of Foucault’s paintings, specifically, the statement that sexuality as we are aware of it is the correlative of a traditionally particular kind of clinical and criminal discourse that emerged in simple terms within the past due 19th century.

Rather than reopening outdated debates, historic intercourse takes up Foucault’s demand discursive research and elucidates a few of the ways in which historic Greek and Roman texts and visible arts articulate a culturally particular discourse approximately sexual issues. every one contributor presupposes that sexual and gendered identities are discursively produced, and teases out a number of the ways in which the Greeks and Romans spoke and considered those matters. Comprising essays through rising and tested students, this quantity emphasizes specifically: sexual discourses approximately ladies; the interplay among sexual identities and sophistication prestige; gender as an risky discursive class (even in antiquity); and the relationships among old and glossy sexual categories.

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