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Courtesans at Table : Gender and Greek Literary Culture in Athenaeus.

Author: Laura McClure
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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McClure, Laura.
Courtesans at Table : Gender and Greek Literary Culture in Athenaeus.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura McClure
ISBN: 9781317794158 131779415X
OCLC Number: 871224539
Description: 1 online resource (255 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; A Note on Abbreviations; Introduction; The Courtesan as Fetish; Ancient Greek Terms for Prostitutes; Distinguishing the Hetaera from the Porne; The Pallake; The Auletris and Other Female Entertainers; The Eromene; Conclusion; Chapter 1 Genres of Courtesans: Athenaeus and Literary Nostalgia; Athenaeus and the Literary Symposium; Genres of Courtesans: Athenaeus and the Literary Quotation; Book 13 and the Discourse on Hetaeras; Cynulcus' Invective against Hetaeras; Myrtilus' Encomium of Hetaeras. ConclusionChapter 2 The Women Most Mentioned: The Names of Athenian Courtesans; The Problem with Names; The Names of Athenian Women; Attic Identity, Foreign Birth; The Names of Hetaeras; The Names of Slaves; The Use of the Metronymic; Conclusion; Chapter 3 The Witticisms of Courtesans and Attic Paideia; Flattery, Riddles, and Double-Entendres; Hetaeras as Poets and Poets as Hetaeras; Sympotic Mockery; The Laughter of Hetaeras; The Chreia as a Literary Genre; Tragic Humor, Comic Obscenity; Philosophers and Courtesans; Conclusion; Chapter 4 The Spectacle of the Body: Courtesans in Performance. Staging the Female BodyCynulcus' Praise of Brothels; Metaphors of the Body; Performing the Hetaera; The Movements of Hetaeras; The Hetaera and Epideixis; The Courtesan as Model: Phryne and her Statues; The Rhetoric of the Body: Phryne's Trial; Conclusion; Chapter 5 Temples and Mirrors: The Dedications of Hetaeras; Hetaeras and the Worship of Aphrodite; Narratives of Transgression; Funerary Monuments; Dedications; Narratives of Benefaction; Tools of the Trade: Anathematic Epigrams; Conclusion; Chapter 6 Conclusion; Appendix I List of Authors and Titles in Book 13 of Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae. Appendix II Narrative Structure of Book 13 of Athenaeus' DeipnosophistaeAppendix III Named Courtesans and Prostitutes in Book 13 of Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae; Appendix IV Courtesans and their Lovers in Book 13 of Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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