Law, Sexuality, and Society: The Enforcement of Morals in Classical Athens (Paperback)
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Short Description for Law, Sexuality, and Society Examines the regulation of sexuality, the family and unorthodox religious beliefs in classical Athens, by placing the question in a larger comparative and theoretical framework.
- Published: 19 April 1994
- Format: Paperback 259 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521466424 ISBN 10: 0521466423
- Sales rank: 1,215,933
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Centering on the examination of the social and legal context of adultery, homosexuality, impiety, and the public-private dichotomy in Athenian society, this book attempts to examine the problems of social control and the regulation of sexuality in a way that will be of interest to a broad readership. It uses a comparative approach to show how the examination of such issues can deepen our understanding of classical Athens, particularly in regard to the role of law in society. Further, it argues that this historical investigation can, in turn, enrich our general appreciation of the relation of social and legal norms, and the roles they play in regulating complex social practices, such as those associated with sexuality, morals and the family.