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Section Description: In this course we will examine gender and sexuality in ancient Greece. Through close analyses of primary texts and material remains, we will discuss representations of gender in mythology, literature, and art, sexual norms and codes, medical theories concerning the male and female body, and views on marriage, rape, adultery, and prostitution. We will examine the relationship between the construction of gender identities and sexuality in literature, and whether or not modern constructions of sexuality are applicable to the ancient world. Authors and texts include Homer, Hesiod, Sappho and other lyric poets, Herodotus, Thucydides, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, the Hippocratic Corpus. Our analyses and discussions will be intersectional, as we explore not only how gender and sexuality but also proto-racism, ethnicity, and class shape identities and constructions of otherness in the ancient Greece. (Cross listed with GSWS 195 D).
|TR||11:40 - 12:55||MARSH LIFE SCI 107|
Instructor(s): Jessica Ann Evans
Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019