Greek Prostitutes within the historical Mediterranean, 800 BCE–200 CE demanding situations the often-romanticized view of the prostitute as an urbane and liberated courtesan via analyzing the social and fiscal realities of the intercourse in Greco-Roman tradition. Departing from the normal concentrate on elite society, those essays give some thought to the Greek prostitute as displaced foreigner, slave, and member of an city underclass.
The individuals draw on quite a lot 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 that supplied and bought sexual providers, this quantity yields a brand new examine gender, sexuality, urbanism, and economic system within the historical Mediterranean world.
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