Middlebury

GSFS 0280

Gender, Sexuality, Antiquity

Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World
In this course we will examine gender and sexuality in ancient Greece and Rome. Through close analyses of primary texts and material remains, we will discuss representations of gender in literature and art, sexual norms and codes, medical theories concerning the male and female body, and views on marriage, rape, adultery, and prostitution. We will also examine the relationship between the construction of gender identities and sexuality in literature, and whether or not modern constructions of sexuality are applicable to the ancient world. Authors and texts include Homer, Hesiod, Sappho, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, the Hippocratic Corpus, Livy, Ovid, Catullus, and Sulpicia. Not open to students who have taken CLAS/GSFS 1016. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Gender Sexuality &Fem. Studies
Department:
PrgGender/Sexuality/Fem. Study
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP CW EUR HIS SOC
Equivalent Courses:
CLAS 1016
GSFS 1016
WAGS 1016
CLAS 0280 *

Sections

Spring 2016

GSFS0280A-S16 Lecture (Evans)
GSFS0280B-S16 Lecture (Evans)
GSFS0280X-S16 Discussion (Evans)
GSFS0280Y-S16 Discussion (Evans)
GSFS0280Z-S16 Discussion (Evans)