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Greek Prostitutes within the historic Mediterranean, 800 BCE–200 CE demanding situations the often-romanticized view of the prostitute as an urbane and liberated courtesan through reading the social and fiscal realities of the intercourse in Greco-Roman tradition. Departing from the normal specialize in elite society, those essays reflect on the Greek prostitute as displaced foreigner, slave, and member of an city underclass.

    The individuals draw on quite a lot of fabric and textual facts to debate portrayals of prostitutes on painted vases and within the literary culture, their roles at symposia (Greek consuming parties), and their position within the lifestyle of the polis. Reassessing many assumptions concerning the those that supplied and bought sexual prone, this quantity yields a brand new examine gender, sexuality, urbanism, and economic system within the historical Mediterranean world.

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