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Title Prostitutes and courtesans in the ancient world / edited by Christopher A. Faraone and Laura K. McClure.

Publication Info. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [2006]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  306.7409 PRO    AVAILABLE
Description x, 360 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Wisconsin studies in classics
Wisconsin studies in classics.
Note Papers from the conference, "Prostitution in the Ancient World," held in Madison, April 12-14, 2002, hosted by the Classics and Hebrew and Semitic Studies department at the University.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-327) and index.
Contents Marriage, divorce, and the prostitute in ancient Mesopotamia / Martha T. Roth -- Prostitution in the social world and the religious rhetoric of ancient Israel / Phyllis A. Bird -- Heavenly bodies : monuments to prostitutes in Greek sanctuaries / Catherine Keesling -- Sacred prostitution in the first person / Stephanie L. Budin -- Free and unfree sexual work : an economic analysis of Athenian prostitution / Edward E. Cohen -- The bad girls of Athens : the image and function of Hetairai in judicial oratory / Allison Glazebrook -- The psychology of prostitution in Aeschines's speech against Timarchus / Susan Lape -- Zone shame in the Roman city / Thomas McGinn -- The politics of prostitution : Clodia, Cicero, and social order in the late Roman Republic / Marsha McCoy -- Matrona and whore : clothing and definition in Roman antiquity / Kelly Olson -- Priestess and courtesan : the ambivalence of female leadership in Aristophanes's Lysistrata / Christopher A. Faraone -- A courtesan's choreography : female liberty and male anxiety at the Roman dinner party / Sharon L. James -- Infamous performers : comic actors and female prostitutes in Rome / Anne Duncan -- The phallic lesbian : philosophy, comedy, and social inversion in Lucian's Dialogues of the courtesans / Kate Gilhuly.
Summary These essays explore the implications of sex-for-pay from ancient Mesopotamia to the early Christian period. They reflect the debates engendered by research by confronting the ambiguous terms for prostitution in ancient languages as well as the politicaland social implications of literary representations of prostitutes.
Subject Prostitution -- Greece -- History -- Congresses.
Prostitution -- Rome -- History -- Congresses.
Courtesans -- Greece -- History -- Congresses.
Courtesans -- Rome -- History -- Congresses.
Sex role -- Greece -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Sex role -- Rome -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Prostitution -- Grèce -- Histoire -- Congrès.
Prostitution -- Rome -- Histoire -- Congrès.
Courtisanes -- Grèce -- Histoire -- Congrès.
Courtisanes -- Rome -- Histoire -- Congrès.
Rôle selon le sexe -- Grèce -- Histoire -- Jusqu'à 500 -- Congrès.
Rôle selon le sexe -- Rome -- Histoire -- Jusqu'à 500 -- Congrès.
Griechenland (Altertum)
Römisches Reich.
Added Author Faraone, Christopher A.
McClure, Laura, 1959-
Other Form: Online version: Prostitutes and courtesans in the ancient world. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2006 (OCoLC)655404262
ISBN 0299213102 (cloth) (alkaline paper)
9780299213107 (cloth) (alkaline paper)
0299213145 (paperback) (alkaline paper)
9780299213145 (paperback) (alkaline paper)

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