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Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World

These essays reflect the variety and vitality of the debates engendered by the last three decades of research by confronting the ambiguous terms for prostitution in ancient languages, the difficulty of distinguishing the prostitute from the ...

Author : Christopher A. Faraone

Release : 2008-03-14

Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN : 9780299213138

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Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World explores the implications of sex-for-pay across a broad span of time, from ancient Mesopotamia to the early Christian period. In ancient times, although they were socially marginal, prostitutes connected with almost every aspect of daily life. They sat in brothels and walked the streets; they paid taxes and set up dedications in religious sanctuaries; they appeared as characters—sometimes admirable, sometimes despicable—on the comic stage and in the law courts; they lived lavishly, consorting with famous poets and politicians; and they participated in otherwise all-male banquets and drinking parties, where they aroused jealousy among their anxious lovers. The chapters in this volume examine a wide variety of genres and sources, from legal and religious tracts to the genres of lyric poetry, love elegy, and comic drama to the graffiti scrawled on the walls of ancient Pompeii. These essays reflect the variety and vitality of the debates engendered by the last three decades of research by confronting the ambiguous terms for prostitution in ancient languages, the difficulty of distinguishing the prostitute from the woman who is merely promiscuous or adulterous, the question of whether sacred or temple prostitution actually existed in the ancient Near East and Greece, and the political and social implications of literary representations of prostitutes and courtesans.

Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE–200 CE

Reassessing many assumptions about the people who provided and purchased sexual services, this volume yields a new look at gender, sexuality, urbanism, and economy in the ancient Mediterranean world.

Author : Allison Glazebrook

Release : 2011-01-06

Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN : 0299235637

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Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE–200 CE challenges the often-romanticized view of the prostitute as an urbane and liberated courtesan by examining the social and economic realities of the sex industry in Greco-Roman culture. Departing from the conventional focus on elite society, these essays consider the Greek prostitute as displaced foreigner, slave, and member of an urban underclass. The contributors draw on a wide range of material and textual evidence to discuss portrayals of prostitutes on painted vases and in the literary tradition, their roles at symposia (Greek drinking parties), and their place in the everyday life of the polis. Reassessing many assumptions about the people who provided and purchased sexual services, this volume yields a new look at gender, sexuality, urbanism, and economy in the ancient Mediterranean world.

Courtesans at Table

Although prostitutes appear as early as archaic Greek lyric poetry, our fullest accounts come from the late second century CE. Drawing on Book 13 of the Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae--which contains almost all known references to hetaeras from ...

Author : Laura McClure

Release : 2003

Publisher : Psychology Press

ISBN : 9780415939478

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Daughters of Hecate

But contrast Laura K. McClure, “Introduction,” Prostitutes and Courtesans in the
Ancient World, 3–18, and Kate Gilhuly, “Bronze for Gold: Subjectivity in Lucian's
Dialogues of the Courtesans,” AJP 128 (2007): 59–94, both on the dubiousness
of ...

Author : Kimberly B. Stratton

Release : 2014-10-01

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 0190202149

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Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of ancient magic by approaching the topic from three distinct disciplinary perspectives: literary stereotyping, the social application of magic discourse, and material culture. The authors probe the foundations of, processes, and motivations behind gendered stereotypes, beginning with Western culture's earliest associations of women and magic in the Bible and Homer's Odyssey. Daughters of Hecate provides a nuanced exploration of the topic while avoiding reductive approaches. In fact, the essays in this volume uncover complexities and counter-discourses that challenge, rather than reaffirm, many gendered stereotypes taken for granted and reified by most modern scholarship. By combining critical theoretical methods with research into literary and material evidence, Daughters of Hecate interrogates a false association that has persisted from antiquity, to early modern witch hunts, to the present day.

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

“Playing the bear and the fawn for Artemis: Female initiation or substitute sacrifice
?” In Dodd and Faraone (eds.): 43–68. Faraone, C. and McClure, L. (eds.) 2006.
Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World. Madison, WI. Farron, S. 1979.

Author : Sharon L. James

Release : 2012-02-13

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN : 1444355007

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Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

The Greek prostitutes who had the highest status (and were most highly paid)
were the het- airai, or “companions to men.” These courtesans were well
educated and highly trained in the arts of cosmetics, conversation, and
entertainment.

Author : Joyce E. Salisbury

Release : 2001

Publisher : ABC-CLIO

ISBN : 1576070921

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An extensive and fascinating collection of stories featuring both famous and everyday women, giving a well-rounded view of the lives of women in the ancient world. * Entries including women from myth, religion, and legend including Eve, Aphrodite, the earth goddess Gaea, Helen of Troy, and Isis * Entries arranged by categories such as Greece, Rome, Christian, and Northern Europe for ease of research * Many rare and revealing images including a procession of virgin martyrs, ca. A.D. 560 * Photographs of ancient sculptures including a Minoan snake goddess, ca. 1600 B.C.; numerous maps of ancient Greece and Mesopotamia; and a depiction of the Hellenistic monarchies * Genealogical charts of the Herodian family, the family of Augustus, and the Julio-Claudian house

Syrian Identity in the Greco-Roman World

(2006) “The phallic lesbian: philosophy, comedy, and social inversion in Lucian's
Dialogue of the Courtesans,” in Christopher Faraone and Laura McClure (eds.),
Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World. Madison: University of ...

Author : Nathanael J. Andrade

Release : 2013-07-25

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 1107244560

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By engaging with recent developments in the study of empires, this book examines how inhabitants of Roman imperial Syria reinvented expressions and experiences of Greek, Roman and Syrian identification. It demonstrates how the organization of Greek communities and a peer polity network extending citizenship to ethnic Syrians generated new semiotic frameworks for the performance of Greekness and Syrianness. Within these, Syria's inhabitants reoriented and interwove idioms of diverse cultural origins, including those from the Near East, to express Greek, Roman and Syrian identifications in innovative and complex ways. While exploring a vast array of written and material sources, the book thus posits that Greekness and Syrianness were constantly shifting and transforming categories, and it critiques many assumptions that govern how scholars of antiquity often conceive of Roman imperial Greek identity, ethnicity and culture in the Roman Near East, and processes of 'hybridity' or similar concepts.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

... Up. Bragdon, E. (1990). The call of spiritual emergency. San Francisco, CA:
Harper & Row. Budin, S. L. (2006). Sacred prostitution in the first person. In C. A.
Faraone & L. K. McClure (Eds.), Prostitutes & courtesans in the ancient world (pp.

Author : Harris L. Friedman

Release : 2013-08-07

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN : 1118591313

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more

Gender in History

Peter Toohey, eds., Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome (Edinburgh:
Edinburgh University Press, 2004); Christopher A. Faraone and Laura McClure,
eds., Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World (Madison: Universityof ...

Author : Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Release : 2011-06-24

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN : 9781444351729

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Updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field, Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition, provides a concise overview of the construction of gender in world cultures from the Paleolithic era to modern times. Includes examples drawn from the most recent scholarship relating to a diverse range of cultures, from Ancient Mesopotamia to post-Soviet Russia, and from the Igbo of Nigeria, to the Iroquois of north eastern North America. Reflects new developments in the field with added coverage of primates, slavery, colonialism, masculinity, and transgender issues Features significant discussion of the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, an important trend in the study of world history Lays out key theoretical and methodological issues in an introduction that is written in accessible language Supplementary material for instructors and students available at www.wiley.com/go/wiesnerhanks

Prostitutes and Matrons in the Roman World

From streetwalkers in the Roman Forum to imperial concubines, Roman prostitutes defined what it meant to be a 'bad girl'.

Author : Anise K. Strong

Release : 2016-07-12

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 1107148758

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Prostitutes and Matrons in the Roman World is the first substantial account of elite Roman concubines and courtesans. Exploring the blurred line between proper matron and wicked prostitute, it illuminates the lives of sexually promiscuous women like Messalina and Clodia, as well as prostitutes with hearts of gold who saved Rome and their lovers in times of crisis. It also offers insights into the multiple functions of erotic imagery and the circumstances in which prostitutes could play prominent roles in Roman public and religious life. Tracing the evolution of social stereotypes and concepts of virtue and vice in ancient Rome, this volume reveals the range of life choices and sexual activity, beyond the traditional binary depiction of wives or prostitutes, that were available to Roman women.

Whores in History

Roberts' vivid, challenging, and impressively researched defense of the unrepentant whore, whom she regards as the most maligned woman in history, tells the story of the prostitute with hundreds of anecdotes of bawdy-house and brothel life.

Author : Nickie Roberts

Release : 1993

Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN :

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Roberts' vivid, challenging, and impressively researched defense of the unrepentant whore, whom she regards as the most maligned woman in history, tells the story of the prostitute with hundreds of anecdotes of bawdy-house and brothel life. Her arguments will engage male "experts" and feminist "sisters" alike. Illustrations.

The Harlotry of the Hetaera, Comfort Women, Grisette, Pallakae and Courtesans

Prostitution is the practice of a prostitute who engages in promiscuous sexual services for money. This book sashays into Ancient Rome and Greece for a peak into the history of prostitution.

Author : Beatriz Scaglia

Release : 2011-01

Publisher : Webster's Digital Services

ISBN : 9781240937639

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Potentially the world's oldest profession, prostitution has a long history worldwide. The services of courtesans, hetaera, comfort women, grisette, and pallakae (and many other names by which prostitutes are known regionally and historically) were ubiquitous and colorful. Each culture has different attitudes towards prostitution, some hiding the services and others accepting prostitution into their everyday life. Prostitution is the practice of a prostitute who engages in promiscuous sexual services for money. This book sashays into Ancient Rome and Greece for a peak into the history of prostitution. Also included are the history of prostitution in Mesoamerica, the Ancient Near East and military prostitution.Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.

Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World

On courtesans and prostitutes, not always properly distinguished, see V.
Ehrenberg, The People of Aristophanes (London, 1947), pp. 194–98; Sarah B.
Pomeroy, Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity
(New ...

Author : John G. Gager

Release : 1999-10-28

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 9780195350623

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In the ancient Greco-Roman world, it was common practice to curse or bind an enemy or rival by writing an incantation on a tablet and dedicating it to a god or spirit. These curses or binding spells, commonly called defixiones were intended to bring other people under the power and control of those who commissioned them. More than a thousand such texts, written between the 5th Century B.C.E. and the 5th Century C.E., have been discovered from North Africa to England, and from Syria to Spain. Extending into every aspect of ancient life--athletic and theatrical competitions, judicial proceedings, love affairs, business rivalries, and the recovery of stolen property--they shed light on a new dimension of classical study previously inaccessible. Here, for the first time, these texts have been translated into English with a substantial translator's introduction revealing the cultural, social, and historical context for the texts. This book will interest historians, classicists, scholars of religion, and those concerned with ancient magic.

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Whilst the general tolerance of prostitutes and courtesans and of men's
relationships with them was greater in the ancient Greek world than in the
modern West, the public flaunting of one's relationship with a prostitute,
especially when one ...

Author : Beryl Rawson

Release : 2010-12-09

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN : 9781444390759

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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers

A Short History of the Ancient World

... 121, 122 prostitutes courtesans (Babylonia), 33–34 hetairai (Greece), 185–86
proto-Indo-European languages, 22 prytany (conscript) system, 111 Ptolemaic
Egypt, 169, 173, 189,250 Ptolemy I (Egyptian pharaoh), 40, 61, 173 public wealth
, ...

Author : Nicholas K. Rauh

Release : 2018-01-11

Publisher : University of Toronto Press

ISBN : 1442603879

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A Short History of the Ancient World begins with the Bronze Age and ends with the collapse of the Roman Empire. Rather than restricting his analysis to the Greek and Roman experience, Rauh introduces students to ancient Africa, Israel, Egypt, Iran, China, and the Indian subcontinent. To aid students on their journey into the ancient world, Rauh has provided key terms and definitions, "What Have We Learned" review points, and an engaging art program that includes 51 images within the "Art in Focus" and "Materials and Techniques" features. Informative maps, chronologies, and tables also give students a closer look into the rise and fall of these great civilizations. Learning extends beyond the book with UTP's History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com) which includes relevant essay and multiple choice questions. With A Short History of the Ancient World, Rauh has crafted a comprehensive exploration of humanity's most fascinating early civilizations.

The Courtesan's Arts

At once interdisciplinary, empirical, and theoretical, the book is the first to ask how arts have figured in the survival or demise of courtesan cultures by juxtaposing research from different fields.

Author : Martha Feldman

Release : 2006-03-23

Publisher : OUP USA

ISBN : 9780195170290

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Courtesans, hetaeras, tawaif-s, ji-s--these women have exchanged artistic graces, elevated conversation, and sexual favors with male patrons throughout history and around the world. In Ming dynasty China and early modern Italy, exchange was made through poetry, speech, and music; in pre-colonial India through magic, music, chemistry, and other arts. Yet like the art of courtesanry itself, those arts have often thrived outside present-day canons and modes of transmission, and have mostly vanished without trace.The Courtesan's Arts delves into this hidden legacy, while touching on its equivocal relationship to geisha. At once interdisciplinary, empirical, and theoretical, the book is the first to ask how arts have figured in the survival or demise of courtesan cultures by juxtaposing research from different fields. Among cases studied by writers on classics, ethnomusicology, anthropology, and various histories of art, music, literature, and political culture are Ming dynasty China, twentieth-century Korea, Edo and modern Japan, ancient Greece, early modern Italy, and India, past and present. Refusing a universal model, the authors nevertheless share a perception that courtesans hover in the crevices of space, time, and practice--between gifts and money, courts and cities, subtlety and flamboyance, feminine allure and masculine power, as wifely surrogates but keepers of culture. What most binds them to their arts in our post-industrialized world of global services and commodities, they find, is courtesans' fragility, as their cultures, once vital to civilizations founded in leisure and pleasure, are now largely forgotten, transforming courtesans into national icons or historical curiosities, or reducing them to prostitution.

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Although lowerclass women in the ancient world often worked outside the home,
in agriculture, as markettraders, and as ... In addition, work covers nonélite
women, working women, prostitutes and courtesans, slavewomen and the wider
 ...

Author : Simon Hornblower

Release : 2014-09-11

Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN : 0191016764

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What did the ancient Greeks eat and drink? What role did migration play? Why was emperor Nero popular with the ordinary people but less so with the upper classes? Why (according to ancient authors) was Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called? For over 2,000 years the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination and provided inspiration for so many aspects of our lives, from culture, literature, drama, cinema, and television to society, education, and politics. Many of the roots of the way life is lived in the West today can be traced to the ancient civilizations, not only in politics, law, technology, philosophy, and science, but also in social and family life, language, and art. Beautiful illustrations, clear and authoritative entries, and a useful chronology and bibliography make this Companion the perfect guide for readers interested in learning more about the Graeco-Roman world. As well as providing sound information on all aspects of classical civilization such as history, politics, ethics, morals, law, society, religion, mythology, science and technology, language, literature, art, and scholarship, the entries in the Companion reflect the changing interdisciplinary aspects of classical studies, covering broad thematic subjects, such as race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the impact classical civilizations have had on the modern world.

The Ancient World

Dictionary of World Biography Frank N. Magill. One of Lucian's longest ... For
example, his Hetairikoi Dialogoi (Dialogues of the Courtesans) presented comic
scenes that might arise among prostitutes and their clients. Although Lucian
wrote ...

Author : Frank N. Magill

Release : 2003-12-16

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1135457409

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Containing 250 entries, each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains examines the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. Much more than a 'Who's Who', each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements, and conclude with a fully annotated bibliography. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. Any student in the field will want to have one of these as a handy reference companion.

The World of Courtesans

On the institution of the courtesan and its role in ancient and medieval Indian society.

Author : Moti Chandra

Release : 1973

Publisher : Delhi : Vikas Publishing House

ISBN :

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On the institution of the courtesan and its role in ancient and medieval Indian society.