Sex and the Body in the Ancient World

This course explores sex, sexuality, and the body in ancient Greece and Rome, using primary sources such as literature, art, and archaeological remains to examine how gender, sexuality and the body were constructed, displayed and regulated in the ancient world. The course covers topics such as the ideal body, medical theories of gender, youth and aging, prostitution, pederasty, adultery, body odour and perfume, clothing, funeral rites, and depictions of sex in art. (lec 3, cr 3)

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