Gender, Identity and the Body in Greek and Roman Sculpture, Hardback Book

Gender, Identity and the Body in Greek and Roman Sculpture Hardback



Gender and the Body in Greek and Roman Sculpture offers incisive analysis of selected works of ancient art through a critical use of cutting-edge theory from gender studies, body studies, art history and other related fields.

The book raises important questions about ancient sculpture and the contrasting responses that the individual works can be shown to evoke.

Rosemary Barrow gives close attention to both original context and modern experience, while directly addressing the question of continuity in gender and body issues from antiquity to the early modern period through a discussion of the sculpture of Bernini.

Accessible and fully illustrated, her book features new translations of ancient sources and a glossary of Greek and Latin terms.

It will be an invaluable resource and focus for debate for a wide range of readers interested in ancient art, gender and sexuality in antiquity, and art history and gender and body studies more broadly.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 33 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE
  • ISBN: 9781107039544



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