Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

CLST 266

Class examines ancient erotic poetry, prose, material evidence (e.g. vase paintings) to explicate gender as a cultural sign: sexuality as a language in which other business is transacted. “Obscene” literature, paintings, etc. evidence how the ancients constructed men, women, sexuality—but also social hierarchies, national prerogatives, and identity.  

Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World
Crosslisting Numbers
  • GFS 266
Curriculum Codes
ALP, CCI, CZ