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    DescriptionFor centuries, classical scholars have intensely debated the "position of women" in classical Athens. Did women have a vast but informal power, or were they little better than slaves? Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient Greece were culturally constructed. His innovative approach uncovers the very real possibilities for female autonomy that existed in Greek society.

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    The Constraints of Desire
    Anthropology of Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John J. Winkler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 282
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415901239
    ISBN 10: 0415901235

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    LC classification: DF93 .W56 1990
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    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    22 March 1990
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    John J. Winkler was formerly affiliated with Stanford University.
    Review quote
    "The entire work is an excellent one for courses on women in antiquity. . . History courses will profit from the section on male sexuality in classical Athens. . . this sophisticated and valuable work is accessible to a very wide audience."-"Classical World
    Table of contents
    PART I: 1.Unnatural Acts: Erotic Protocols in Artemidoros' Dream Analysis 2. Laying down the Law: The Oversight of Men's Sexual Behaviour in Classical Athens 3. The Constraints of Desire: erotic Magical Spells 4. The Education of Chloe: Hidden Injuries of Sex PART II: 5. Penelope's Cunning and Homer's 6. Double Consciousness in Sappho's Lyrics 7. Demeter and the Gardens of Adonis