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Sexuality in Ancient Art

Sexuality in Ancient Art

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Part of Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism

Natalie Boymel Kampen, Irene J. Winter, Gay Robins, Michelle I. Marcus, Page duBois, Robin Osborne, Françoise Frontisi-Ducroux, Eva Stehle, Amy Day, Ada Cohen, Andrew Stewart, Larissa Bonfante, Barbara Kellum, John Clarke, Bettina Bergmann, Eve d'Ambra, John Elsner, Whitney Davis
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  • Date Published: January 1996
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2007
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521476836

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  • Sexuality in Ancient Art is the first anthology on the visual representation of the sexual body, sexual activity and desire, and the role of sexuality in the formation of personality and social institutions. Bringing together essays by historians of the art of Egypt and the Ancient Near East, Greece, the Etruscans, and Rome, this collection demonstrates how a variety of methods and theoretical frames can be used to define and articulate these issues. The goal of this volume is to open a range of new subjects and approaches in the visual arts and the problems of representation to students and scholars of the ancient world.

    • First essay collection on sexuality in the art of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Iran, Greece and Italy
    • Interdisciplinary and concerned with use of new methods and theories in art history; topics include the sexual body, sexual activity, and sexual desire in art
    • Useful as a text in ancient history, women's history, history of sexuality, and history of art
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    "It is a handsome volume...." "...invites us to be aware of our own relationship to the ancient evidence as fragmentary; this approach has been useful to critics and scholars of such writes as H.D." Madeline M. Henry, International Journal of the Classical Tradition

    "...this is a necessary volume. It is handsome and important book." Simon Goldhill, Religious Studies Review

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    • Date Published: January 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521476836
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 204 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.895kg
    • contains: 105 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2007
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Natalie Boymel Kampen
    1. Sex, rhetoric and the public monument: the alluring body of Narim-Sîn of Agade Irene J. Winter
    2. Dress, undress and the representation of fertility and potency in New Kingdom Egyptian Art Gay Robins
    3. Sex and the politics of female adornment in Pre-Achaemenid Iran Michelle I. Marcus
    4. Archaic bodies-in-pieces Page Dubois
    Desiring women on Athenian pottery Robin Osborne
    6. Eros, desire and the gaze Françoise Frontisi-Ducroux
    7. Women looking at women: women's ritual and temple sculpture Eva Stehle and Amy Day
    8. Portrayals of abduction on Greek art: rape or metaphor? Ada Cohen
    9. Reflections Andrew Stewart
    10. Etruscan sexuality and funerary art Larissa Bonfante
    11. The phallus as signifier: the forum of Augustus and rituals of masculinity Barbara Kellum
    12. Hypersexual black men in Augustan myths: ideal somatypes and apotropaic magic John Clarke
    13. The pregnant moment: tragic wives in the Roman interior Bettina Bergmann
    14. The calculus of Venus: nude portraits of Roman women Eve D'Ambra
    15. Omphale and the instability of gender Natalie Boymel Kampen
    16. Naturalism and the erotics of the gaze: intimations of Narcissus John Elsner
    17. Winkelmann's 'homosexual' teleologies Whitney Davis.

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    Nathalie Boymel Kampen, Barnard College, New York

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    Bettina Bergman

    Ada Cohen

    Eva Steh

    Contributors

    Natalie Boymel Kampen, Irene J. Winter, Gay Robins, Michelle I. Marcus, Page duBois, Robin Osborne, Françoise Frontisi-Ducroux, Eva Stehle, Amy Day, Ada Cohen, Andrew Stewart, Larissa Bonfante, Barbara Kellum, John Clarke, Bettina Bergmann, Eve d'Ambra, John Elsner, Whitney Davis

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