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Greek Epigram and Byzantine Culture - Gender, Desire, and Denial in the Age of Justinian (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,063
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Greek Epigram and Byzantine Culture - Gender, Desire, and Denial in the Age of Justinian (Hardcover): Steven D. Smith

Greek Epigram and Byzantine Culture - Gender, Desire, and Denial in the Age of Justinian (Hardcover)

Steven D. Smith

Series: Greek Culture in the Roman World

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Sexy, scintillating, and sometimes scandalous, Greek epigrams from the age of the Emperor Justinian commemorate the survival of the sensual in a world transformed by Christianity. Around 567 CE, the poet and historian Agathias of Myrina published his Cycle, an anthology of epigrams by contemporary poets who wrote about what mattered to elite men in sixth-century Constantinople: harlots and dancing girls, chariot races in the hippodrome, and the luxuries of the Roman bath. But amid this banquet of worldly delights, ascetic Christianity - pervasive in early Byzantine thought - made sensual pleasure both more complicated and more compelling. In this book, Steven D. Smith explores how this miniature classical genre gave expression to lurid fantasies of domination and submission, constraint and release, and the relationship between masculine and feminine. The volume will appeal to literary scholars and historians interested in Greek poetry, Late Antiquity, Byzantine studies, early Christianity, gender, and sexuality.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Greek Culture in the Roman World
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Steven D. Smith
Dimensions: 235 x 158 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-48023-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > Classical, early & medieval
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 1-108-48023-3
Barcode: 9781108480239

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