The reign of the phallus: sexual politics in ancient Athens

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Harper & Row, 1985 - Art - 452 pages
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At once daring and authoritative, this book offers a profusely illustrated history of sexual politics in ancient Athens, where the phallus dominated almost every aspect of public life. Complementing the text are 345 reproductions of Athenian vase paintings depicting the phallus.

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User Review  - marfita - LibraryThing

Part archaeology, part mystery! Who's been breaking off the willies on the Herms in Ancient Athens? Keuls has an answer with compelling arguments. Oh, how I wish it were true! Chalk one up for the mad ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bonnie Zink - Goodreads

A trip down the road of history is made interesting by a female and academic perspective. This book gives us some insight into ancient Athens by looking at the clues left in surviving artwork and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Military Expeditions Protest Lament and Scandal
16
Barren Goddesses Male Wombs and the Cult of Rape
33
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

Eva C. Keuls is Classics Professor at the University of Minnesota, the author of many scholarly articles, and a recognized authority on both Greek literature and vase painting. She is a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.