Scholarly commentary on the nuances of Greek writing fills library shelves, even entire libraries. Yet nothing can take the place of the documents themselves. The Classical Greek Reader marks an exciting departure from the traditional anthology approach to Greek literature and thought. By focusing not only on the big names but also on the less-familiar voices--the women, doctors, storytellers, herbalists, and romance writers--we are offered a glimpse of ancient Greece as we have rarely seen it.
From the time of Plato to the present day, human sexuality has been a central subject to the literary imagination. Human Sexuality explores the role of this important literary theme in Lolita, Madame Bovary, Oedipus Rex, Sons and Lovers, and many others. This new offering from the Bloom's Literary Themes series covers a topic often found in the high school curriculum, lending support for students of literature.
So much of great literature centers on explorations of gender, sex, and sexuality. What does it mean to be a proper man or woman; what if one cannot be properly called either? Should one wield one's sexual power politically? What is the relation between law, divine or secular, and sexuality? These are just some of the questions that this volume examines through an analysis of a wide range of texts.
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