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The increased attention accorded to concepts of sex and gender developed by work in gender studies has powerfully transformed research in to the ancient Mediterranean past, opening up a new extremely fruitful field of cultural and social analysis. Inasmuch as many ideas and values responsible for shaping the construction of identities in later western societies originate in antiquity, applying gendered theoretical perspectives to the texts and artifacts surviving from the ancient world antiquity offers particular benefits. Inquiries conducted into the relations among men, between men and women, among women, and on modes of constructing what qualifies as “feminine” and “masculine” have brought a new illumination to the distinctive ways that ancient societies and cultures functioned, an illumination also of major relevance for research on the reception of antiquity in western cultures.

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Davide Susanetti
Collera, crisi politica e soggetti queer. Da Antigone a Dioniso [Abstract][Full text]

Anne-Sophie Noel
Femmes au vase sur la scène tragique: enjeux dramatiques et symboliques [Abstract][Full text]

Allison Glazebrook
The Erotics of Manumussion: Prostitutes and the πρᾶσις ἐπ’ ἑλευθερία [Abstract][Full text]

Anna Foka
Material Girls: Humor and Female Professional Seduction in Greek Literature and Culture [Abstract][Full text]

George Kazantzidis
Callimachus and Hippocratic Gynecology. Absent desire and the female body in ‘Acontius and Cydippe’ (Aetia FR.75.10-19 Harder) [Abstract][Full text]

Brooke Holmes
The poetics of anthropogony: men, women, and children in Lucretius,
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Sanjaya Thakur
Femina Princeps: Livia in Ovid’s Poetry [Abstract][Full text]

Rebecca Langlands
Pliny’s “Role Models of Both Sexes”: Gender and Exemplarity in the Letters [Abstract][Full text]

Anise K. Strong
A Christian Concubine in Commodus’ Court? [Abstract][Full text]