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Thinking Men: Masculinity and its Self-Representation in the Classical Tradition (Lin Foxhall) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 1998) 9780415146357


Title: Thinking Men: Masculinity and its Self-Representation in the Classical Tradition

Author: Foxhall, Lin

Additional Authors or Contributors: John Salmon (eds)

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1998

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415146357

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

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Like its companion book When Men Were Men (Routledge, 1998), Thinking Men explores artistic and intellectual expression in the classical world as the self representation of man. It starts from the premise that the history of classical antiquity as the ancients tell it is a history of men. However, the focus of this volume is the creation and reiteration of that male self as presented in language, poetry, drama, philosophical and scientific thought and art: man constructing himself as subject in classical antiquity and beyond. This beautifully illustrated volume, which contains a preface by Nathalie Kampen, provides a thought-provoking and stimulating insight into the representations of men in classical culture.

Contents

Part I. Introduction

Part II. The Constrained Man

Part III. Sculpted Men of Athens: Masculinity and Power in the Field of Vision

Part IV. Masculine Values, Feminine Forms: on the gender of personified abstractions

Part V. Natural Sex: the attribution of sex and gender to plants in ancient Greece

Part VI. Eros the Blacksmith: performing masculinity in Anakreon's love lyrics

Part VII. The Male Body as Spectacle in Attic Drama

Part VIII. Rape and Young Manhood in Athenian Comedy Part IX. Understanding the Men in Menander

Part X. Ideals of Masculinity in New Comedy

Part XI. Juvenal, Satire 2: Putting male sexual deviants on show

Part XII. In the Name of the Father: Procreation, Paternity and Patriarchy

Part XIII. The Old Adam: The Fathers and the unmaking of masculinity

Part XIV. The Hero of our Time: Classic heroes and Post-Classical Drama. Bibliography

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