Robson 2015 Sex

Title Information

Author: James Robson

Title: Fantastic sex

Subtitle: Fantasies of sexual assault in Aristophanes

In: Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

Edited by: Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, and James Robson

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2015


Series: Rewriting Antiquity

ISBN-13: 9780415519410 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781315747910 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat


Keywords: Ancient Greece | Representations: Literature / Aristophanes

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Author: James Robson, Department of Classical Studies, Open University

Abstract: »Finally in this section, Robson (Chapter 18) examines the representation of rape in Old Comedy. He argues that the Aristophanic passages in question display a complex mixture of, on the one hand, male fantasies of rape as uncomplicated sexual acts, and on the other, recoginition of rape's ability both to degrade and harm the female victim.« (Source: Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz and James Robson, with assistance from Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones. »Introduction.« Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World. Edited by Mark Masteron et al. New York 2015)

Wikipedia: Ancient Greek comedy: Old Comedy; Aristophanes

Added: December 20, 2014 – Last updated: December 20, 2014