Ancient Studies (CLAS) - Gender and Sexuality in Greece and Rome

CLAS 3206  Gender and Sexuality in Greece and Rome


Any 18 credits with at least 6 credits in Ancient Studies


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course examines Greek and Roman sexuality and categories of gender through the study of literature, legal documents and visual art. Some of the topics pursued in this course include the body and erotic desire, ideas about male and female. It will pursue questions such as how did slavery affect ideas about categories of gender and sexuality? In what ways did ancient homosexuality differ from modern lesbian and gay culture? To what extent have Greek and Roman attitudes about gender and sexuality shaped the attitudes of later Western culture? This course may be credited towards Gender Equality and Social Justice and History.

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