New PDF release: Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the

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Taking a look at intercourse and sexuality from numerous historic, sociological and theoretical views, as represented in numerous media, Sex in Antiquity represents a colourful photograph of the self-discipline of old gender and sexuality experiences, showcasing the paintings of top foreign students in addition to that of rising abilities and new voices.

Sexuality and gender within the old international is a space of study that has grown speedy with usually surprising shifts in concentration and theoretical standpoints. This quantity contextualises those shifts whereas putting in new principles and avenues of exploration that additional boost this vigorous box or set of disciplines. This extensive research additionally comprises reports of gender and sexuality within the old close to East which not just offer wealthy attention of these parts but in addition supply a comparative standpoint hardly present in such collections. Sex in Antiquity is a tremendous contribution to the sphere of historical gender and sexuality experiences.

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ISBN-10: 1317602773

ISBN-13: 9781317602774

Taking a look at intercourse and sexuality from numerous historic, sociological and theoretical views, as represented in numerous media, Sex in Antiquity represents a colourful photograph of the self-discipline of old gender and sexuality experiences, showcasing the paintings of top foreign students in addition to that of rising abilities and new voices.

Sexuality and gender within the old international is a space of study that has grown speedy with usually surprising shifts in concentration and theoretical standpoints. This quantity contextualises those shifts whereas putting in new principles and avenues of exploration that additional boost this vigorous box or set of disciplines. This extensive research additionally comprises reports of gender and sexuality within the old close to East which not just offer wealthy attention of these parts but in addition supply a comparative standpoint hardly present in such collections. Sex in Antiquity is a tremendous contribution to the sphere of historical gender and sexuality experiences.

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1999 [2010]) Roman Homosexuality. New York: Oxford University Press. J. (1990) The Constraints of Desire: The Anthropology of Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece. New York: Routledge. Zeitlin, F. (1978) “The dynamics of misogyny: Myth and mythmaking in the Oresteia of Aeschylus”, Arethusa 11: 149–84. ——(1996) Playing the Other: Gender and Society in Classical Greek Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 12 PART I Ancient Near East This page intentionally left blank 1 “I HAVE HIRED YOU WITH MY SON’S MANDRAKES” Women’s reproductive magic in ancient Israel Susan Ackerman Genesis 30:14–16; 38:28; and Ezekiel 13:17–23 There are three texts in the Hebrew Bible that arguably depict women engaged in acts of reproductive magic.

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On the basis, moreover, of kindred rituals regarding the anointing of newborns, we can reasonably presume that the anointing oil of parturition was used for magical purposes. 23 As part of the ritual, this lamb had a red thread tied to it, as well as being rubbed with oil. The tying of the red thread, as we have seen in our discussion of Genesis 38:28, is a magical means of ensuring the newborn’s well-being, and, likewise, the act of anointing the proxy lamb can only have had a magical, not a pragmatic, purpose.

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