Sex and Sexuality in Classical Athens

Robson, James
Date published: 
October 2013

A broad look at the sex lives and sexual beliefs of ancient Athenians 479–323 BCE James Robson focuses on a key area of the sexual life of the Athenians – Marriage, Same-Sex Relationships, Prostitution, Rape and Adultery, and Sex Appeal, Fantasy and Taboo – providing an overview of each topic and an introduction to the scholarly debates that still rage about how the ancient evidence should be interpreted. Access to sources provided in the form of translated extracts from literary works and images from vase painting allows the student to scrutinise the documents and directly engage in debates.