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Classical Studies

CLAS 260 (IT; 4th Sem Lang Req) Gender and Sexuality in Greek Society (1)

This course explores Greek attitudes towards gender roles and sexuality, drawing on primary medical texts, tragedy, comedy, didactic poetry, forensic speeches, the romance novel, philosophy, early lyric poetry, and secondary scholarship about these texts. Topics include gender construction, misogyny, hysteria, virginity, marriage, rape, seduction, inheritance, female and male desire, homosexuality, and rites of passage.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Interpreting Texts; Fourth Semester Language Requirement
  • Offering: Triennially in spring
  • Instructor: Bachvarova