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Prostitutes and courtesans in the ancient world [electronic resource] / edited by Christopher A. Faraone and Laura K. McClure.

Contributor(s): Faraone, Christopher A | McClure, Laura, 1959-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Wisconsin studies in classics: Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (x, 360 p.).ISBN: 0299213137 (electronic bk.); 9780299213138 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Prostitution -- Greece -- History -- Congresses | Prostitution -- Rome -- History -- Congresses | Courtesans -- Greece -- History -- Congresses | Courtesans -- Rome -- History -- Congresses | Sex role -- Greece -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses | Sex role -- Rome -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses | Prostitution -- Gr�ece -- Histoire -- Congr�es | Prostitution -- Rome -- Histoire -- Congr�es | Courtisanes -- Gr�ece -- Histoire -- Congr�es | Courtisanes -- Rome -- Histoire -- Congr�es | R�ole selon le sexe -- Gr�ece -- Histoire -- Jusqu'�a 500 -- Congr�es | R�ole selon le sexe -- Rome -- Histoire -- Jusqu'�a 500 -- Congr�es | PSYCHOLOGY -- Human Sexuality | SELF-HELP -- Sexual Instruction | Antike | Prostitution | Griechenland (Altertum) | R�omisches ReichGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Prostitutes and courtesans in the ancient world.DDC classification: 306.74/0938 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Marriage, divorce, and the prostitute in ancient Mesopotamia / Martha T. Roth -- Prostitution in the social world and the religious rhetoric of ancient Israel / Phyllis A. Bird -- Heavenly bodies : monuments to prostitutes in Greek sanctuaries / Catherine Keesling -- Sacred prostitution in the first person / Stephanie L. Budin -- Free and unfree sexual work : an economic analysis of Athenian prostitution / Edward E. Cohen -- The bad girls of Athens : the image and function of Hetairai in judicial oratory / Allison Glazebrook -- The psychology of prostitution in Aeschines's speech against Timarchus / Susan Lape -- Zone shame in the Roman city / Thomas McGinn -- The politics of prostitution : Clodia, Cicero, and social order in the late Roman Republic / Marsha McCoy -- Matrona and whore : clothing and definition in Roman antiquity / Kelly Olson -- Priestess and courtesan : the ambivalence of female leadership in Aristophanes's Lysistrata / Christopher A. Faraone -- A courtesan's choreography : female liberty and male anxiety at the Roman dinner party / Sharon L. James -- Infamous performers : comic actors and female prostitutes in Rome / Anne Duncan -- The phallic lesbian : philosophy, comedy, and social inversion in Lucian's Dialogues of the courtesans / Kate Gilhuly.
Summary: These essays explore the implications of sex-for-pay from ancient Mesopotamia to the early Christian period. They reflect the debates engendered by research by confronting the ambiguous terms for prostitution in ancient languages as well as the political and social implications of literary representations of prostitutes.
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Papers from the conference, "Prostitution in the Ancient World," held in Madison, April 12-14, 2002, hosted by the Classics and Hebrew and Semitic Studies department at the University.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-327) and index.

Marriage, divorce, and the prostitute in ancient Mesopotamia / Martha T. Roth -- Prostitution in the social world and the religious rhetoric of ancient Israel / Phyllis A. Bird -- Heavenly bodies : monuments to prostitutes in Greek sanctuaries / Catherine Keesling -- Sacred prostitution in the first person / Stephanie L. Budin -- Free and unfree sexual work : an economic analysis of Athenian prostitution / Edward E. Cohen -- The bad girls of Athens : the image and function of Hetairai in judicial oratory / Allison Glazebrook -- The psychology of prostitution in Aeschines's speech against Timarchus / Susan Lape -- Zone shame in the Roman city / Thomas McGinn -- The politics of prostitution : Clodia, Cicero, and social order in the late Roman Republic / Marsha McCoy -- Matrona and whore : clothing and definition in Roman antiquity / Kelly Olson -- Priestess and courtesan : the ambivalence of female leadership in Aristophanes's Lysistrata / Christopher A. Faraone -- A courtesan's choreography : female liberty and male anxiety at the Roman dinner party / Sharon L. James -- Infamous performers : comic actors and female prostitutes in Rome / Anne Duncan -- The phallic lesbian : philosophy, comedy, and social inversion in Lucian's Dialogues of the courtesans / Kate Gilhuly.

These essays explore the implications of sex-for-pay from ancient Mesopotamia to the early Christian period. They reflect the debates engendered by research by confronting the ambiguous terms for prostitution in ancient languages as well as the political and social implications of literary representations of prostitutes.

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