Download e-book for iPad: Among Women: From the Homosocial to the Homoerotic in the by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,Lisa Auanger
By Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,Lisa Auanger
Women's and men's worlds have been mostly separate in historic Mediterranean societies, and, as a result, many women's inner most own relationships have been with different ladies. but particularly little scholarly or renowned realization has curious about women's relationships in antiquity, unlike fresh curiosity within the relationships among males in old Greece and Rome. The essays during this publication search to shut this hole via exploring a wide selection of textual and archaeological proof for women's homosocial and homoerotic relationships from prehistoric Greece to fifth-century CE Egypt.
Drawing on advancements in feminist concept, homosexual and lesbian reviews, and queer idea, in addition to conventional textual and artwork historic tools, the participants to this quantity research representations of women's lives with different girls, their friendships, and sexual subjectivity. They current new interpretations of the facts provided by way of the literary works of Sappho, Ovid, and Lucian; Bronze Age frescoes and Greek vase portray, funerary reliefs, and different creative representations; and Egyptian criminal documents.