Sex and the Ancient City

Sex and the Ancient City

The chapters of this volume aim to examine aspects of sexual practices in Greek and Roman antiquity: i.e. the acts of sexual intercourse, the erogenous capacities and genital functions of the male and female body, and any other physical or ...

Author: Andreas Serafim

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110695774

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The chapters of this volume aim to examine aspects of sexual practices in Greek and Roman antiquity: i.e. the acts of sexual intercourse, the erogenous capacities and genital functions of the male and female body, and any other physical or biologica
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Sex and the Ancient City

Sex and the Ancient City

(Homo)Sexual. Dimensions. of. Sneezing. in. Ancient. Greek. Literature. Andreas Serafim Abstract This chapter examines the ways in which sneezing indicates male (homo)sexuality. Ancient sources (e.g. Diogenes Laertius 7.173 and Dio ...

Author: Andreas Serafim

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110695885

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 551

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This volume aims to revisit, further explore and tease out the textual, but also non-textual sources in an attempt to reconstruct a clearer picture of a particular aspect of sexuality, i.e. sexual practices, in Greco-Roman antiquity. Sexual practices refers to a part of the overarching notion of sexuality: specifically, the acts of sexual intercourse, the erogenous capacities and genital functions of male and female body, and any other physical or biological actions that define one’s sexual identity or orientation. This volume aims to approach not simply the acts of sexual intercourse themselves, but also their legal, social, political, religious, medical, cultural/moral and interdisciplinary (e.g. emotional, performative) perspectives, as manifested in a range of both textual and non-textual evidence (i.e. architecture, iconography, epigraphy, etc.). The insights taken from the contributions to this volume would enable researchers across a range of disciplines – e.g. sex/gender studies, comparative literature, psychology and cognitive neuroscience – to use theoretical perspectives, methodologies and conceptual tools to frame the sprawling examination of aspects of sexuality in broad terms, or sexual practices in particular.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Imagining Ancient Cities in Film

Imagining Ancient Cities in Film

Paul, J. (2013a), 'Subverting Sex and Love in Alejandro Amenábar's Agora (2009)', in M.S. Cyrino (ed.), Screening Love and Sex in the Ancient World, New York: 227–241. Paul, J. (2013b), Film and the Classical Epic Tradition, Oxford.

Author: Marta Garcia Morcillo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135013172

Category: History

Page: 330

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In film imagery, urban spaces show up not only as spatial settings of a story, but also as projected ideas and forms that aim to recreate and capture the spirit of cultures, societies and epochs. Some cinematic cities have even managed to transcend fiction to become part of modern collective memory. Can we imagine a futuristic city not inspired at least remotely by Fritz Lang’s Metropolis? In the same way, ancient Babylon, Troy and Rome can hardly be shaped in popular imagination without conscious or subconscious references to the striking visions of Griffiths’ Intolerance, Petersen’s Troy and Scott’s Gladiator, to mention only a few influential examples. Imagining Ancient Cities in Film explores for the first time in scholarship film representations of cities of the Ancient World from early cinema to the 21st century. The volume analyzes the different choices made by filmmakers, art designers and screen writers to recreate ancient urban spaces as more or less convincing settings of mythical and historical events. In looking behind and beyond intended archaeological accuracy, symbolic fantasy, primitivism, exoticism and Hollywood-esque monumentality, this volume pays particular attention to the depiction of cities as faces of ancient civilizations, but also as containers of moral ideas and cultural fashions deeply rooted in the contemporary zeitgeist and in continuously revisited traditions.
Categories: History

History Arts of the Dominatrix

History   Arts of the Dominatrix

Sex. and. the. (ancient). City. The body of 'Dominatrix literature' comes in the form of religious hymns to a Goddess named Inanna. She was the major female deity in ancient Mesopotamia, the region between the Tigris and Euphrates ...

Author: Anne O Nomis

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9780992701024

Category: History

Page: 288

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The academic book on the history of the Dominatrix through the ages, with meticulous research from libraries and museums. From the ancient Dominatrix Goddess Inanna - Ishtar, the 17th - 19th Century Governess Dominatrix, the 20th Century 'Bizarre' ladies. Lastly Nomis theory on the Dominatrix's practices as the 'Seven Realm Arts'.
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Metropolis

Metropolis

St John added a sexual dimension to those words: 'All the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.' Sex and the ancient city went hand in hand. Babylon's glory days stand almost exactly halfway through the chronological span ...

Author: Ben Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473549777

Category: Political Science

Page: 359

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author, a dazzling, globe-spanning history of humankind's greatest invention: the city. 'Brilliant...enchanting' Evening Standard 'Exhilarating' New York Times The story of the city is the story of civilisation. From Uruk and Babylon to Baghdad and Venice, and on to London, New York, Shanghai and Lagos, Ben Wilson takes us through millennia on a thrilling global tour of the key urban centres of history. Rich with individual characters, scenes and snapshots of daily life, Metropolis is at once the story of these extraordinary places and of the vital role they have played in making us who we are. 'Panoramic...entertaining and rich in wondrous detail' Tom Holland 'A towering achievement... Reading this book is like visiting an exhilarating city for the first time' Wall Street Journal
Categories: Political Science

Sex Gender and Christian Ethics

Sex  Gender  and Christian Ethics

( The ancient city of Corinth had been destroyed in 143 B.C.E. ) As has often been noted , Corinth was a cosmopolitan city , a crossroads of cultures and religious cults , and would certainly have been influenced by Roman marriage and ...

Author: Lisa Sowle Cahill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521578485

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

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Analyses sexuality, marriage, parenthood and family from a feminist Christian view.
Categories: Philosophy

Journeys of the Mind

Journeys of the Mind

Rather, it seemed to me at the time that, in many circles in the late classical, pagan world, sex existed, as it were, on parole. It was made subservient to the needs of the ancient city. Sex was about supplying the city with generation ...

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691242286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

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"An intellectual autobiography by Peter Brown, one of the most eminent historians of the last 50 years, who is credited with having created the field of study know as Late Antiquity, the period during which Rome fell, the three major monotheistic religions took shape, and Christianity spread across Europe situating it in the major developments in historiography and the study of the religion in the 20th century and the minds behind them"--
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

S38 ] UF Segesta ( Ancient city ) ( Former heading ] ... Segregation Segregation of sexes in classes ( Education ) USE Single - sex classes ( Education ) Segregation of sexes in schools USE Single - sex schools Segrist family USE Siegrist ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000009891585

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

... Philtre ( Love ) BT Drugs and sex Materia medica Medicine , Magic , mystic , and spagiric Sexual instinct Aphrodisias ( Ancient city ) BT Cities and towns , Ruined , extinct , etc. -Turkey Turkey - Antiquities Aphrodita [ QL391.

Author: Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

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ISBN: UOM:39015038642420

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

... UF Love - philter Love - philtre Love - potion Philtre ( Love ) BT Drugs and sex Materia medica Medicine , Magic , mystic , and spagiric Sexual instinct Aphrodisias ( Ancient city ) BT Cities and towns , Ruined , extinct , etc.

Author: Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress

ISBN: UIUC:30112057383207

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