Rape and the Politics of Consent in Classical Athens

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Juni 2002



This book is an in-depth study of the topic of rape in classical Athens.


Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Regulating rape with words: rhetoric and respectability in the Athenian courts; Introduction: Athenian law in context; 1. Hubris: rape and shame; 2. Bia: rape and violence; 3. Moicheia: rape and adultery; 4. Women and status; Part II. Menander: propriety and transgression; Introduction: Menander in context; 5. Rape and recognition in Menander; 6. Rape and maintaining the status quo: citizenship, marriage, money and eros; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.


Rosanna Omitowoju held a Research Fellowship at King's College, Cambridge after completing her doctoral thesis. She is now a Fellow of King's College and holds a teaching position within the Faculty of Classics.


"Omitowoju's treatment of the material does reveal how it might serve as a frame for understanding ancient attitudes toward the sexual assault of women. More profoundly, it exposes the fact that because female victims of sexual assault in antiquity had no legal recourse except through the agency of guardians, the subject of rape cannot even be broached without considering how it impinges on male citizen status." American Journal of Philology "[This] book, for both content and methodology, will be of interest to historians, and anyone else concerned with issues of law, sexuality, gender, and civic identity." Phoenix
EAN: 9780521800747
ISBN: 0521800749
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Classical Studies'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2002
Seitenanzahl: 249 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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