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Ancient Sexualities

Course Number: HI305

Subject: History

Background information


  • Blanshard, Alastair. Sex Vice and Love from Antiquity to Modernity. Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. (ebook)
    Boatwright, Mary T. Imperial Women of Rome: Power, Gender, Context. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. (ebook)
  • Cohen, Edward E. Athenian Prostitution: The Business of Sex. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. (ebook)
  • Corbeill, Anthony. Sexing the World : Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. (print book)
    Dover, Kenneth James. Greek Homosexuality : K.J. Dover. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1989. (ebook)
  • Faraone, Christopher A. Ancient Greek Love Magic. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1999. (ebook)
  • Foxhall, Lin. Studying Gender in Classical Antiquity. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. (ebook)
  • Gilhuly, Kate. The Feminine Matrix of Sex and Gender in Classical Athens. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. (ebook)
  • Golden, Mark, and Peter Toohey. Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019. (ebook).
  • Hubbard, Thomas K. A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities. Vol. 100. Hoboken: Wiley, 2013. (ebook)
  • Johnson, Marguerite. Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature: a Sourcebook. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2022. (ebook)
  • Masterson, Mark, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, and James Robson. Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World. London: Routledge, 2015. (ebook)
  • McClure, Laura. Courtesans at Table: Gender and Greek Literary Culture in Athenaeus. London: Routledge, 2003. (ebook)
  • McGinn, Thomas. The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: a Study of Social History & the Brothel. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. (ebook)
  • McGinn, Thomas A. J. Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. (ebook)
    Moore, Kenneth Royce. Sex and the Second-Best City: Sex and Society in the Laws of Plato. London: Taylor & Francis, 2016. (ebook)
  • Nussbaum, Martha C., and Juha Sihvola. The Sleep of Reason: Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome. The University of Chicago Press, 2013. (ebook)
  • Ormand, Kirk. Controlling Desires: Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2009. (ebook)
  • Trafford, L. J. Sex and Sexuality in Ancient Rome. Havertown: Pen and Sword, 2021. (ebook)
  • Tougher, Shaun. The Roman Castrati : Eunuchs in the Roman Empire. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. (ebook)


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