Among Women: From the Homosocial to the Homoerotic in the by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,Lisa Auanger

By Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,Lisa Auanger

Women's and men's worlds have been mostly separate in old Mediterranean societies, and, consequently, many women's inner most own relationships have been with different girls. but fairly little scholarly or well known cognizance has interested by women's relationships in antiquity, unlike contemporary curiosity within the relationships among males in historical Greece and Rome. The essays during this booklet search to shut this hole through exploring a large choice of textual and archaeological proof for women's homosocial and homoerotic relationships from prehistoric Greece to fifth-century CE Egypt.

Drawing on advancements in feminist conception, homosexual and lesbian reports, and queer concept, in addition to conventional textual and paintings old equipment, the participants to this quantity study representations of women's lives with different girls, their friendships, and sexual subjectivity. They current new interpretations of the proof provided by way of the literary works of Sappho, Ovid, and Lucian; Bronze Age frescoes and Greek vase portray, funerary reliefs, and different inventive representations; and Egyptian felony documents.

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