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    DescriptionNeaira grew up in a Corinthian brothel in the fourth century B.C., became a high-priced courtesan and a sex slave, then settled into a thirty-year relationship with Stephanos of Athens. But next she found herself in court, charged with transgressing Athens's marriage laws. This book reconstructs the amazing facts of Neaira's life and trial, illuminating the social, legal, and cultural worlds of ancient Greece.


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    Title
    Trying Neaira
    Subtitle
    The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Debra Hamel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300107630
    ISBN 10: 0300107633
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    LC classification: HM
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 364.153409385
    BISAC V2.8: LAW060000
    DC22: 364.15340938
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    2 maps, b/w figs
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    18 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Debra Hamel is the author of Athenian Generals: Military Authority in the Classical Period.
    Review quote
    "vivid and entertaining... the scholarship is first-class" Tom Holland, The Daily Telegraph; "gripping... a lively and exciting narrative." Peter Jones, The Sunday Telegraph; "scholarly and highly entertaining" John Taylor, JACT Review; "Hamel's treatment of this complicated story is outstanding for its comprehensive (yet remarkably concise) presentation of the social and historical context of fourth-century Athens." Ingrid D. Rowland, New Republic"