Thinking Men: Masculinity and its Self-Representation in the Classical Tradition

1st Edition

Lin Foxhall, John Salmon

Routledge
Published November 4, 2011
Reference - 230 Pages
ISBN 9780415513562 - CAT# Y134580
Series: Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society

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Summary

Thinking Men explores artistic and intellectual expression in the classical world as the self representation of man. It starts from the premise that the history of classical antiquity as the ancients tell it is a history of men. However, the focus of this volume is the creation, re-creation and iteration of that male self as presented in language, poetry, drama, philosophical and scientific thought and art: man constructing himself as subject in classical antiquity and beyond. This beautifully illustrated volume, which contains a preface by Nathalie Kampen, provides a thought-provoking and stimulating insight into the representations of men in Classical culture.

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