About CLAS 196 A

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Open to Degree and CDE students Cross listed with GSWS 196 Total combined enrollment = 40

Section Description

In this course we will examine gender and sexuality in ancient Greece. Through close analyses of primary texts and material remains, we will discuss representations of gender in mythology, literature, and art, sexual norms and codes, medical theories concerning the male and female body, and views on marriage, rape, adultery, and prostitution. We will examine the relationship between the construction of gender identities and sexuality in literature, and whether or not modern constructions of sexuality are applicable to the ancient world. Authors and texts include Homer, Hesiod, Sappho and other lyric poets, Herodotus, Thucydides, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, the Hippocratic Corpus. Our analyses and discussions will be intersectional, as we explore not only how gender and sexuality but also proto-racism, ethnicity, and class shape identities and constructions of otherness in the ancient Greece. (Cross listed with GSWS 195 D).

Section Expectation

Students are expected to complete all readings and attend class. Students should expect to spend approximately six hours a week on coursework per university policy regarding work required for a three credit course, with additional time for assessments.


Papers and reading journal.

Course Dates



Lafayette Hall L100 (View Campus Map)


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