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Title Among women : from the homosocial to the homoerotic in the ancient world / edited by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz and Lisa Auanger.
Imprint Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Edition First edition.

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Subject Lesbianism -- History -- To 500.
Lesbians in art.
Art, Classical.
Lesbians in literature.
Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Classical.
Alt Name Rabinowitz, Nancy Sorkin,
Auanger, Lisa, 1965-
Description 1 online resource (xv, 389 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-371) and index.
Contents Imag(in)ing a women's world in Bronze Age Greece: the frescoes from Xeste 3 at Akrotiri, Thera / Paul Rebak -- Aphrodite garlanded: Eros and poetic creativity in Sappho and Nossis / Marilyn B. Skinner -- Subjects, objects, and erotic symmetry in Sappho's fragments / Ellen Greene -- Excavating women's homoeroticism in ancient Greece: the evidence fro Attic vase painting / Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz -- Women in relief: "double consciousness" in classical Attic tombstones / John G. Younger -- Glimpses through a window: an approach to Roman female homoeroticism through art historical and literary evidence / Lisa Auanger -- Ovid's Iphis and Ianthe: when girls won't be girls / Diane T. Pintabone -- Lucian's "Leaena and Clonarium": voyeurism or a challenge to assumptions? / Shelley P. Haley -- "Friendship and physical desire": the discourse of female homoeroticism in fifth-century C.E. Egypt / Terry G. Wilfong.
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Summary "Women's and men's worlds were largely separate in ancient Mediterranean societies, and, in consequence, many women's deepest personal relationships were with other women. Yet relatively little scholarly or popular attention has focused on women's relationships in antiquity, in contrast to recent interest in the relationships between men in ancient Greece and Rome. The essays in this book seek to close this gap by exploring a wide variety of textual and archaeological evidence for women's homosocial and homoerotic relationships from prehistoric Greece to fifth-century CE Egypt. Drawing on developments in feminist theory, gay and lesbian studies, and queer theory, as well as traditional textual and art historical methods, the contributors to this volume examine representations of women's lives with other women, their friendships, and sexual subjectivity. They present new interpretations of the evidence offered by the literary works of Sappho, Ovid, and Lucian; Bronze Age frescoes and Greek vase painting, funerary reliefs, and other artistic representations; and Egyptian legal documents."--Back cover.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0292798164 (electronic bk.)
9780292798168 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 605244342
Additional Format Print version: Among women. 1st ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002 (DLC) 2001034790

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