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CSTS 216: Sex and Power in the Ancient World (HC)

Classical Studies 216: Sex and Power in the Ancient World (Farmer) Spring 2019

Eroticism in Art

                   Gales Painter, Symposion scene with a diner embracing an hetaira, Attica, 520 - 510 BC (Source: Yale University Art Gallery, public domain)

Handbooks and Companions

Companions and handbooks are very helpful kinds of sources.  They are edited by leading scholars in the particular areas of research, and those editors commission researchers to write individual essays on the subjects which are their areas of interest.  As a result, students get a much better understanding of the issues involved in a particular subject area, since the authors go beyond factual summaries to analysis of differing arguments in the field.

Additional relevant material may be found in the series below when looking by Classical author, literary genre, or topic.

Blackwell Companions - 65 Titles

Brill Companions - 35 Titles

Cambridge Companions - 44 Titles 

Web Sources


Research Guides

Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations