Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

GSF 266

Class examines ancient erotic poetry, prose, material evidence (e.g., vase paintings) to explicate gender as a cultural sign: sexuality as a language in which other business is transacted. 'Obscene' literature, paintings, etc. evidence how the ancients constructed men, women, sexuality—but also social hierarchies, national prerogatives, and identity.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CLST 266
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring