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Slavery and sexuality in the ancient world are well researched on their own, yet rarely have they been examined together. This volume is the first to explore the range of roles that sex played in the lives of enslaved people in antiquity beyond prostitution, bringing together scholars of both Greece and Rome to consider important and complex issues. Chapters address a wealth of art, literature, and drama to analyze a wide range of issues, including gendered power dynamics, sexual violence in slave revolts, same-sex relations between free and enslaved people, and the agency of assault victims.
 
Slavery and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity reveals the often hidden and contradictory attitudes concerning the sexual identities and expression of enslaved people. These individuals were typically objectified by both social convention and legal description but were also recognized as human subjects, with subjectivity and sexual desires of their own. The contributors provoke valuable and fascinating questions that not only recognize the trauma and struggles of enslaved people but also point to the apparent inconsistencies in the mindsets of the enslavers. The resulting volume expands our understanding of both sexuality and slavery in ancient Greece and Rome, as separate subjects and as they impacted each other.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Conventions and Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xvii
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  1. Introduction: Mere Sex Objects?
  2. C. W. Marshall and Deborah Kamen
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. 1. Slaves and Sex in the Odyssey
  2. Emily Wilson
  3. pp. 13-37
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  1. 2. Controlling Female Slave Sexuality and Men's War-Driven Sexual Desires
  2. Kathy L. Gaca
  3. pp. 38-63
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  1. 3. Slaves and Sex in Classical Greek Art
  2. Kelly L. Wrenhaven
  3. pp. 64-86
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  1. 4. The Sexual Agency of Slaves in Classical Athens
  2. Jason Douglas Porter
  3. pp. 87-101
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  1. 5. Same-Sex Relations between Free and Slave in Democratic Athens
  2. Rafal Matuszewski
  3. pp. 102-121
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  1. 6. Love-Sick in a Different Way: Sex and Desire in Lysias 4
  2. C. W. Marshall
  3. pp. 122-138
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  1. 7. Female Sexual Agency and an Enslaved "Olynthian": Demosthenes 19.196-98
  2. Allison Glazebrook
  3. pp. 139-156
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  1. 8. Sexual Violence in Republican Slave Revolts
  2. Katharine P. D. Huemoeller
  3. pp. 157-171
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  1. 9. Male Slave Rape and Victims' Agency in Roman Society
  2. Anise K. Strong
  3. pp. 172-185
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  1. 10. Sex and Slavery in the Pompeian Household: A Survey
  2. Sarah Levin-Richardson
  3. pp. 186-208
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  1. 11. Speaking Out? Child Sexual Abuse and the Enslaved Voice in the Cena Trimalchionis
  2. Ulrike Roth
  3. pp. 209-236
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  1. 12. Reading Apuleius's Cupid and Psyche from the Slave's Perspective: The Tale of Psyche Ancilla
  2. William Owens
  3. pp. 237-251
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  1. 13. Control of Roman Slave Sexuality: Authority, Profit, and Resistance
  2. Matthew J. Perry
  3. pp. 252-268
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 269-304
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 305-306
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 307-324
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