Sexual ambivalence : androgyny and hermaphroditism in Graeco-Roman antiquity / Luc Brisson ; translated by Janet Lloyd

Author(s): Brisson, Luc
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Subjects: Androgyny (Psychology)--History
Androgyny (Psychology) in literature
Greeks--Sexual behavior
Romans--Sexual behavior
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, French (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2002
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
LC Classification: B, BF
Physical Description: xiv, 195 p. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Preface to the English Edition
Introduction 1
1. Monsters 7
An Ominous Prodigy 8
An Error of Nature 31
A Phenomenon 38
2. Dual Sexuality and Homosexuality 41
The Myth of Hermaphroditus, as Told by Ovid 42
Masculinity and Femininity in Ancient Greece and Rome 61
Homosexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome 64
3. Archetypes 72
The Myth of Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium 73
Orphism 85
Gnosticism 102
The Chaldean Oracles 106
The Hermetic Corpus 108
The Phoenix 111
4. Mediators 115
The Myth of Tiresias 116
A Brief Bestiary Associated with the Myth of Tiresias 130
Conclusion 147
Notes 151
Bibliography 183
General Index 185
Index Locorum 191
Alternate Title(s): Sexe incertain.
Notes: LCCN: 2001016205
ISBN: 0520231481 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0520223918 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-184) and indexes
OCLC Number: 45750252
ISBN/ISSN: 0520231481