[PDF] Ò Free Read Ñ Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World : by Christopher A. Faraone Laura K. McClure ✓

By Christopher A. Faraone Laura K. McClure | Comments: ( 545 ) | Date: ( Aug 25, 2019 )

Oxbow says This collection of fourteen studies on the subject of prostitutes and courtesans covers a great deal of ancient history from ancient Mesopotamia to the early Christian period First delivered as papers at a conference held in Madison Wisconsin in 2002, the contributors approach the subject from a number of perspectives and use a range of different source materiOxbow says This collection of fourteen studies on the subject of prostitutes and courtesans covers a great deal of ancient history from ancient Mesopotamia to the early Christian period First delivered as papers at a conference held in Madison Wisconsin in 2002, the contributors approach the subject from a number of perspectives and use a range of different source material, from poetry and legal documents to graffiti The essays themselves raise a series of questions surrounding the place of prostitutes within society, including those of a moral and legal nature Despite their social marginalisation, prostitutes are found on the streets, the stage, at banquets and in the law courts These studies not only consider how prostitutes figured in everyday life, but also explore their relationship with religion, asking whether sacred or cultic prostitution existed, with political and politicians, as well as their presence as characters in comedy and other public performance Ambiguities of terminology, how prostitutes were differentiated from promiscuous or adulterous women, and how references to prostitutes in ancient sources are to be interpreted, are also raised.


  • Title: Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World
  • Author: Christopher A. Faraone Laura K. McClure
  • ISBN: 9780299213145
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World

  • Bonnie_blu

    The papers collected in this book survey various aspects of prostitution in the ancient Mediterranean world. They provide a fresh insight into the lives of the women who were involved in the sex business in all of its forms. I found the book to be interesting and informative. The authors write in an engaging style and are obviously very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.


  • Jonathan

    This was a really fascinating read - not too far out of my wheelhouse, but the first book I have tackled that dealt primarily with gender, or rather that most ubiquitous of careers for women in the ancient world: prostitution. The various essays in this volume offer a plethora of factoids and digressions that illuminate ancient philosophy, tragedy, comedy and social mores in the Greco-Roman world.


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