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Sexing the World Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Sexing the World Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Author: Anthony Corbeill
Publisher: Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press [2015]
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
Demonstrating wide reading and a command of lesser-known texts and sources, this enjoyable book offers a highly original and interesting look at gender in both Latin grammar and Roman society. It explores the grammar of nouns where gender is fluid, and takes into consideration poetic intent and Roman cultural-sexual history. There is no other book quite like it.--Michael Fontaine, Cornell University

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Corbeill
ISBN: 9781400852468 1400852463 9780691163222 0691163227
OCLC Number: 948262974
Language Note: In English
Description: Online-Ressource (216 Seiten)
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Latin Grammatical Gender Is Not Arbitrary 1 Chapter 1 Roman Scholars on Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex 12 Chapter 2 Roman Poets on Grammatical Gender 41 Chapter 3 Poetic Play with Sex and Gender 72 Chapter 4 Androgynous Gods in Archaic Rome 104 Appendix to Chapter 4: Male/Female Pairs of Deities 136 Chapter 5 The Prodigious Hermaphrodite 143 Abbreviations 171 Works Cited 173 Index Locorum 189 General Index 199
Responsibility: by Anthony Corbeill
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From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender--masculine eyes (oculi), feminine trees (arbores),  Read more...


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Winner of a 2016 Charles Goodwin Award of Merit, Society for Classical Studies "This book is both enjoyable and thought-provoking."--Teresa Morgan, Times Literary Supplement "There is no denying ... Read more...

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