Thinking Men: Masculinity and Its Self Representation in the Classical Tradition

Thinking Men: Masculinity and Its Self Representation in the Classical Tradition

Hardback Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society

Edited by Lin Foxhall, Edited by John Salmon, Preface by Nathalie Kampen

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 234mm x 23mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 7 August 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415146356
  • ISBN 13: 9780415146357
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, 15 b&w photographs, bibliography

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Thinking Men explores artistic and intellectual expression in the classical world as the self representation of man. It starts from the premise that the history of classical antiquity as the ancients tell it is a history of men. However, the focus of this volume is the creation, re-creation and iteration of that male self as presented in language, poetry, drama, philosophical and scientific thought and art: man constructing himself as subject in classical antiquity and beyond. This beautifully illustrated volume, which contains a preface by Nathalie Kampen, provides a thought-provoking and stimulating insight into the representations of men in Classical culture.

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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction Part II. The Constrained Man Part III. Sculpted Men of Athens: Masculinity and Power in the Field of Vision Part IV. Masculine Values, Feminine Forms: on the gender of personified abstractions Part V. Natural Sex: the attribution of sex and gender to plants in ancient Greece Part VI. Eros the Blacksmith: performing masculinity in Anakreon's love lyrics Part VII. The Male Body as Spectacle in Attic Drama Part VIII. Rape and Young Manhood in Athenian Comedy Part IX. Understanding the Men in Menander Part X. Ideals of Masculinity in New Comedy Part XI. Juvenal, Satire 2: Putting male sexual deviants on show Part XII. In the Name of the Father: Procreation, Paternity and Patriarchy Part XIII. The Old Adam: The Fathers and the unmaking of masculinity Part XIV. The Hero of our Time: Classic heroes and Post-Classical Drama. Bibliography