Naked Truths

Naked Truths : Women, Sexuality and Gender in Classical Art and Archaeology

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The articles in Naked Truths demonstrate the application of feminist theory to a diverse repertory of classical art: they offer topical and controversial readings on the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean. This volume presents a timely, provocative and beautifully illustrated re-evaluation of how the issues of gender, identity and sexuality reveal 'naked truths' about fundamental human values and social realities, through the compelling symbolism of the more

Product details

  • Hardback | 332 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 26mm | 821.02g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 black & white tables
  • 0415159954
  • 9780415159951

Review quote

""Naked Truths is a refreshing contirbution to the field and invites readers to examine new and significant questions."-"American Journal of Archaeology, 1998show more

Table of contents

1 Naked truths about classical art: An introduction 2 'Ways of seeing' women in antiquity: An introduction to feminism in classical archaeology and ancient art history 3 Female beauty and male violence in early Italian society 4 divesting the female breast of clothes in classical sculpture 5 When painters execute a murderess: the representation of clytemnestra on attic vases 6 Sappho in attic vase painting 7 Gender and sexuality in the Parthenon frieze 8 Naked and limbless: Learning about the feminine body in ancient Athens 9 Nursing mothers in classical art 10 Making a world of difference: Gender, Asymmetry, nad the Greek nude 11 The only happy couple: Hermaphrodites and gender 12 Violent stages in two Pompeian houses: Imperial taste, aristocratic response and messages of male control 13 Epilogue: gender and desireshow more