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CLA331-001 Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity: Getting Started
This guide is designed for the Fall 2020 class which covers A survey of the construction of gender, sexuality, and their relation to and expression in the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. Gender roles, marriage, social problems concerning sex and vir
The study of gender and sexuality can cross many disciplines and time periods. For this guide the emphasis will be placed on pointing towards resources that examine gender and sexuality within the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. These have often been referred to as Classics or the Classical World.
Individual and group consultations for all UK students, faculty, and staff with the process of composing and communicating in writing, speaking, and multimedia projects across the curriculum.
Citing Your Sources: MLA Preferred
MLA Formatting and Style GuideModern Language Association (MLA) style guide: Purdue OWL walks you through MLA citation styles for every type of resource.
(Please note: There is a citation generator on this the MLA Formatting and Style Guide site that is not free or recommended.
See the list of recommended citation generators on our guide to Style Guides and Manuals.)
Diotíma (v. 3.0), a resource for information on women, gender, sex, sexualities, race, ethnicity, class, status, masculinity, enslavement, disability, and the intersections among them in the ancient Mediterranean world.
Why Diotíma? She’s the sage who taught Socrates the “philosophy of love” in Plato’s Symposium. She’s probably not real. Why docta femina in the site’s address? She’s the educated woman audience of the Roman elegists. She’s not real either. But hopefully through the materials on the site, you can find information about real ancient Greeks and Romans for your research, teaching, and personal interest.
Below are some options for finding information on or images of art created within the societies of ancient Greece and Rome or depicting how those societies appeared to later generations. Images can often capture what a society values are and how they treat the roles of men and women in their societies.