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  1. General overviews, surveys and essay collections 37 items
    Books in this section provide wide-ranging information that will be useful throughout the unit for many of the topics we shall cover. I have flagged up in the week by week topic sections when there is a particular essay from one of these books that is particularly relevant, but all of these collections are worth a browse over the course of the unit.
    1. Sex: Vice and Love from Antiquity to Modernity - Alastair J.L. Blanshard 2010

      Book 

    2. Greek homosexuality - Kenneth J. Dover c1989

      Book 

    3. Sex and difference in ancient Greece and Rome - Mark Golden, Peter Toohey 2003

      Book  This is a useful collection which contains many interesting essays previously published elsewhere It offers an overview of research since the 1980s

    4. Gender: antiquity and its legacy - Brooke Holmes 2012

      Book 

    5. A companion to Greek and Roman sexualities - Thomas Hubbard 2014

      Book 

    6. Sexuality: a very short introduction - Véronique Mottier, dawsonera 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    7. Sex: antiquity and its legacy - Daniel Orrells 2015

      Book 

    8. Women in the ancient world: the Arethusa papers - John Peradotto, J. P. Sullivan c1984

      Book 

    9. Sex and sexuality in classical Athens - J. E. Robson 2013

      Book 

    10. Playing the other: gender and society in classical Greek literature - Froma I. Zeitlin 1996

      Book 

    11. Theories and Theorists 22 items
      1. Bodies that matter: on the discursive limits of "sex" - Judith Butler 1993

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      2. Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity - Judith Butler 1999

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      3. Courtesans & fishcakes: the consuming passions of classical Athens - James N. Davidson 1997

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      4. The Greeks and Greek love: a radical reappraisal of homosexuality in ancient Greece - James N. Davidson 2007

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      5. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick - Jason Edwards 2009

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      6. Delusions of gender: the real science behind sex differences - Cordelia Fine 2010

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      7. The history of sexuality: Vol.1: The will to knowledge - Michel Foucault 1998

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      8. The history of sexuality: Vol.2: The use of pleasure - Michel Foucault 1986, c1985

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      9. Before sexuality: the construction of erotic experience in the ancient Greek world - David M. Halperin, John J. Winkler, Froma I. Zeitlin 1990

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      10. One hundred years of homosexuality: and other essays on Greek love - David M. Halperin 1990

        Book 

      11. Forgetting Foucault: Acts, Identities, and the History of Sexuality - Halperin, David Halperin, David (correspondence author) 1998

        Article 

      12. The reign of the phallus: sexual politics in ancient Athens - Eva C. Keuls 1993

        Book 

      13. Rethinking sexuality: Foucault and classical antiquity - David H. J. Larmour, Paul Allen Miller, Charles Platter c1998

        Book 

      14. Epistemology of the closet - Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 1991

        Book 

      15. Tendencies - Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 1994

        Book 

  2. Pre Binary, Binary, Post Binary 10 items
    1. Women in ancient societies: an illusion of the night - Leonie J. Archer, Susan Fischler, Maria Wyke 1994

      Book  The essay by Sabina Lovibond 'An Ancient Theory of Gender..' pp. 88-101 is relevant to this topic.

    2. Signifying Difference: The Myth of Pandora - Froma Zeitlin

      Chapter  Froma Zeitlin's chapter 'Signifying Difference: The Myth of Pandora' pp. 58-74 is relevant to this topic

    3. Plato's Symposium: issues in interpretation and reception - J. H. Lesher, Debra Nails, Frisbee C. C. Sheffield 2006

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    4. All made up: performance theory and the new anthropology of sex and gender - Morris, Rosalind 1995

      Article  This gives an overview of anthropological positions on sex and gender and makes especially useful links with the work of Judith Butler

    5. Making sex: body and gender from the Greeks to Freud - Thomas Walter Laqueur 1990

      Book  A hugely important book which discusses texts from various periods and genres to challenge the notion that 'sex' has ever been a given category sitting somehow outside of culture

  3. Stages of Life 13 items
    1. Women's bodies in classical Greek science - Lesley Ann Dean-Jones 1994

      Book 

    2. Green sickness: Hippocrates, Galen and the origins of the “disease of virgins” - Helen King 12/1996

      Article  This book has a reception orientation and shows how ancient medical treatises influenced later periods' theorisation of gendered bodies

    3. Roman manliness: virtus and the Roman Republic - Myles Anthony McDonnell 2006

      Book 

    4. Constructions of the classical body - James I. Porter, International Association for Philosophy and Literature c1999

      Book 

    5. The tragic wedding - Seaford, Richard A. S 1987

      Article 

    6. Greek virginity - Giulia Sissa 1990

      Book 

    7. The black hunter: forms of thought and forms of society in the Greek world - Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Bernard Knox c1986

      Book  This is a very useful collection for thinking about the role of young Greek men in the identity of the polis.

  4. Desire and Role Play 12 items
    1. The lover's discourse: fragments - Roland Barthes 1990

      Book  A personal favourite of mine which employs the conventional tropes of the discourse of love to question the experience of love and desire as 'personal'. Written as a series of meditations using the personal voice rather than as a conventional theoretical text.

    2. The poetics of eros in Ancient Greece - Claude Calame c1999

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    3. Eros the bittersweet: an essay - Anne Carson, Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington, D.C.) 1986

      Book 

    4. Sappho is burning - Page DuBois 1995

      Book 

    5. The arts of love: five studies in the discourse of Roman love elegy - Duncan F. Kennedy 1993 [i.e. 1992

      Book  A hugely important book which changed the way people regarded the 'autobiographical' content of Roman elegy

    6. Eros: the myth of ancient Greek sexuality - Bruce S. Thornton 1997

      Book 

    7. Before sexuality: the construction of erotic experience in the ancient Greek world - David M. Halperin, John J. Winkler, Froma I. Zeitlin 1990

      Book  J.P. Vernant's essay 'One....Two....Three....Eros' pp. 465-78 is particularly relevant to this topic

    8. The Roman mistress: ancient and modern representations - Maria Wyke c2002

      Book 

    9. Mistress and metaphor in Augustan elegy - Wyke, Maria 1989

      Article  A hugely important article which changed what people said about the representation of women in Roman elegy

  5. Resistance and Subversion 26 items
    1. Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual and Comedy - A. M. Bowie, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 1993 (electronic resource)

      Book  Chapter 8 pp.178-204 is relevant to this week's topic

    2. The feminine matrix of sex and gender in classical Athens - Kate Gilhuly 2009

      Book  Chapter 5 'Sex and Sacrifice in Aristophanes' Lysistrata' pp.140-179 is especially relevant to this week's topic

    3. Reading Sappho: contemporary approaches - Ellen Greene c1996

      Book  A reception-orientated collection of particular interest to people interested in the 'idea' of Sappho in later periods.

    4. Lysistrata - Jeffrey Henderson, Aristophanes 1987

      Book  full commentary on the Greek text - intro pp. xv-lxx provides useful background and summary

    5. Greek comedy and ideology - David Konstan 1995

      Book 

    6. Aristophanes' Lysistrata, the Liberian ‘sex strike’, and the Politics of Reception - Helen Morales 10/2013

      Article  An interesting polemical piece which draws parallels with near-contemporary political protest

    7. Aristophanes and women - Taaffe, Lauren Kathleen 1993

      Webpage 

    8. Sex and Violence 12 items
      1. Of Muscles and Men: Essays on the Sword and Sandal Film - Michael G. Cornelius 2010

        Book 

      2. Engendering Rome: women in Latin epic - A. M. Keith 2000

        Book  See esp. pp. 65-100.

      3. Lucan: spectacle and engagement - Matthew Leigh 1997

        Book  The section on Scaeva pp. 158-90 is relevant to this topic.

      4. Tragic ways of killing a woman - Nicole Loraux, Anthony Forster 1987

        Book  See esp. pp 49-68

      5. The Cambridge companion to Virgil - Charles Martindale, Cambridge Collections Online (Online service) c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  The chapter by Ellen Oliensis pp. 294-311 is relevant to this topic.

      6. Roman manliness: virtus and the Roman Republic - Myles Anthony McDonnell 2006

        Book 

  6. Satire and Abuse 9 items
    1. Essays on Roman satire - William Scovil Anderson c1982

      Book  See esp. pp 255-277

    2. Roman satire - Daniel M. Hooley 2007

      Book 

    3. Females of the species: Semonides on women - Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Marcelle Quinton 1975

      Book 

  7. Sex and the Law 9 items
    1. Law, Sexuality, and Society: The Enforcement of Morals in Classical Athens - David Cohen, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 1991 (electronic resource)

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    2. Declamation, paternity, and Roman identity: authority and the rhetorical self - Erik Gunderson 2003

      Book 

    3. The constraints of desire: the anthropology of sex and gender in ancient Greece - John J. Winkler 1990

      Book  'Laying Down the Law: the oversight of men's sexual behaviour in Classical Athens' is relevant to this week's topic

    4. Rape in antiquity - Susan Deacy, Karen F. Pierce 2002

      Book 

    5. The reign of the phallus: sexual politics in ancient Athens - Eva C. Keuls 1993

      Book  Especially chapters 6, 7 & 8

  8. Prostitution, Sexuality and Religious Cult 12 items
    1. Courtesans & fishcakes: the consuming passions of classical Athens - James N. Davidson 1997

      Book  Chapters 3 & 4 relevant to this week's topics

    2. Girls and women in classical Greek religion - Matthew Dillon 2002

      Book 

    3. Studying gender in classical antiquity - Lin Foxhall 2013

      Book  Chapter 7 is relevant to this week's topics

    4. The feminine matrix of sex and gender in classical Athens - Kate Gilhuly 2009

      Book  Chapter 1 is relevant to this week's topic

    5. Roman sexualities - Hallett, Judith P ; Skinner, Marilyn B 1997

      Webpage  Catherine Edward's essay 'Unspeakable Professions pp. 66-95 is relevant to this topic.

    6. Women in antiquity: new assessments - Richard Hawley, Barbara Levick 1995

      Book  See chapter by Mary Beard re-visiting her ideas on the Vestal Virgins

    7. A companion to Greek and Roman sexualities - Thomas Hubbard 2014

      Book  Chapter on 'Prostitution' by T.A. McGinn pp. 83-101

    8. Polytheism and society at Athens - Robert Parker 2005

      Book  Chapter 13 is especially relevant

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