• Foucault's Virginity: Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality See large image

    Foucault's Virginity: Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality (Stanford Memorial Lectures) (Paperback) By (author) Simon Goldhill

    $35.27 - Save $4.12 10% off - RRP $39.39 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 2 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionThe sexy, witty and often bizarre novels, poetry and dialogues of the first centuries of this era (works such as Longus' Daphnis and Chloe, Achilles Tatius' Leukippe and Cleitophon and Plutarch's Amatorius) were being composed at the same time as fundamental ideas about the body, gender and sexuality were being set in place with the rise of Christianity and the Church to dominate the pagan world. Modern writers on the history of sexuality have largely ignored this literature in favour of prose treatises, philosophy and Christian homilies. Simon Goldhill, writing with the same wit and verve as the ancient writers with whom he engages, sets out to put these texts back into the history of sexuality. The result is a dazzling celebration of sex and sexuality in the Greek literature of the first centuries CE.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Foucault's Virginity

    Title
    Foucault's Virginity
    Subtitle
    Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Goldhill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 212
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521479349
    ISBN 10: 0521479347
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, SOC032000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC20: 880.93538
    LC classification: PA3040 .G65 1995
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 883.01093538
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 883/.01093538
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DSBB
    Illustrations note
    notes, bibliography
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    04 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "An important and accessible work. Recommended for graduate and undergraduates." Religious Studies Review
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. Virginity and going the whole hog: violence and the protocols of desire; 2. The gay science; 3. How like a woman; Notes; Indexes.