By Allison Glazebrook, Madeleine M. Henry
Greek Prostitutes within the historic Mediterranean, 800 BCE–200 CE demanding situations the often-romanticized view of the prostitute as an urbane and liberated courtesan through interpreting the social and fiscal realities of the intercourse in Greco-Roman tradition. Departing from the normal specialize in elite society, those essays contemplate the Greek prostitute as displaced foreigner, slave, and member of an city underclass.
The participants draw on a variety of fabric and textual proof to debate portrayals of prostitutes on painted vases and within the literary culture, their roles at symposia (Greek consuming parties), and their position within the lifestyle of the polis. Reassessing many assumptions in regards to the those who supplied and acquired sexual providers, this quantity yields a brand new examine gender, sexuality, urbanism, and economic climate within the old Mediterranean world.
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831–33). 188–94; cf. 89–92). Book 18 reiterates these themes. 115–25). 254–83, esp. 265; cf. 583–88). 509–40). 163–66). 123– 25). 373–74). 486–89). 661). 388–95). 238–39). 366; cf. 223–24). The drive to gain booty through conﬂict has imperatival force even for the gods. 17–19). Because of the constant and reciprocal nature of the raiding mentality, both sides are threatened with the possibility that their women will be kidnapped. ” Epithets establish the likenesses among the women. 5–8). 5). 765–68).
These islands are called Satyrides. . The inhabitants have red hair and tails not much smaller than those of horses. These Satyrs, as soon as they saw the sailors, swept down in silence upon the ship and assaulted the women who were in the ship. At length, the sailors in their fear tossed a barbarian woman out onto the island. The Satyrs committed not just the usual outrage upon her but also ravaged her whole body. 5–7) The eponymously named Beldam vase (ﬁfth century BCE) may represent this event: a woman, possibly African, is sexually tortured by satyr-rapists (see ﬁg.
395–98), where Achilles killed her father Eetion and her seven brothers. 407–32). 440–65). He does not mention Andromache’s inevitable rape and the future of their son. 477–514). 437–47). 726–38). 60–65), ensures that we are unable to forget them for long. 28–31). 282–86, 301–2). These women certainly remember their capture, rape, and enslavement or anticipate recapture, more rape, and reenslavement. The laments of Andromache, Hecuba, and Helen close the Iliad. Each speaks to the violence and disruption of war and to enslavement and harsh treatment far from home.