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    DescriptionSex is beyond reason, and yet we constantly reason about it. So, too, did the peoples of ancient Greece and Rome. But until recently there has been little discussion of their views on erotic experience and sexual ethics. The Sleep of Reason brings together an international group of philosophers, philologists, literary critics, and historians to consider two questions normally kept separate: how is erotic experience understood in classical texts of various kinds, and what ethical judgments and philosophical arguments are made about sex? From same-sex desire to conjugal love, and from Plato and Aristotle to the Roman Stoic Musonius Rufus, the contributors demonstrate the complexity and diversity of classical sexuality. They also show that the ethics of eros, in both Greece and Rome, shared a number of commonalities: a focus not only on selfmastery, but also on reciprocity; a concern among men not just for penetration and display of their power, but also for being gentle and kind, and for being loved for themselves; and that women and even younger men felt not only gratitude and acceptance, but also joy and sexual desire.


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    Title
    The Sleep of Reason
    Subtitle
    Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Martha C. Nussbaum, Edited by Juha Sihvola
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226609157
    ISBN 10: 0226609154
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She is the author of numerous works, including Women and Human Development, Cultivating Humanity, and Upheavals of Thought, Juha Sihvola is professor of history at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. He is the author of Decay, Progress, and the Good Life?, and Hesiod and Protagoras on the Development of Culture, and the editor of Ancient Scepticism and the Scepticist Tradition.
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    Sex is beyond reason, and yet we constantly reason about it. So, too, did the peoples of ancient Greece and Rome. But until recently there has been little discussion of their views on erotic experience and sexual ethics. "The Sleep of Reason" brings together an international group of philosophers, philologists, literary critics, and historians to consider two questions normally kept separate: how is erotic experience understood in classical texts of various kinds, and what ethical judgments and philosophical arguments are made about sex? From same-sex desire to conjugal love, the contributors demonstrate the complexity and diversity of classical Greek and Roman sexuality.