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Greece & Gender.

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Editors: Brit Berggreen & Nanno Marinatos

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Greece and Gender is the title of two interdisciplinary workshops given at the then newly inaugurated Norwegian Institute for classics, archaeology and cultural history at Athens. The first workshop, held in February 1990, brought together people who are interested in the gender aspects of Greek past or present. The next workshop took place a year later, focussing more specifically on the transgressions and ambiguities of gender.

Both workshops were initiated by Brit Berggreen, whose fields encompass cultural history, regional ethnology and gender perspectives, but who is a novice to the empirical materials of ancient Greece. From an early stage, Nanno Marinatos took part as a co-organizer, representing ancient archaeology, philology and religion. Without this close cooperation it would not have been possible to produce this publication.

Contents

Preface
1. BRIT BERGGREEN : Gendering Greece : Introduction

PART I. BATTLE AND HARMONY: GENDER ROLES AND GENDER INVERSION AS AFFIRMATION OF SOCIAL ORDER
2. NANNO MARIN ATOS : Battle and harmony. The women in the Odyssey
3. HELENE WHITTAKER: Gender roles in the Odyssey
4. ANNE-BRITT HØIBYE: A joke with the inevitable: Men as women and women as men in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazousai and Ekklesiazousai
5. SYNNOVE DES BOUVRIE: Gender and the games at Olympia
6. BRIT BERGGREEN : Realities and wishful thinking: On the women's celebration of 8th January in contemporary Greece

PART II. FANTASY: HERMAPHRODITES AND APHRODITE IN ARMS
7. AILEEN AJOOTIAN: Monstrum or Daimon: Hermaphrodites in ancient art and culture
8. JOHAN FLEMBERG: The transformations of the armed Aphrodite

PART III. CROSS DRESSING AND GENDER CONFUSION
9. JOHN C. B. PETROPOULOS: Transvestite virgin with a cause: The Acta Pauli et Theclae and late antique proto-'feminism'
10. KARI VOGT. The "Woman Monk": A theme in Byzantine hagiography
11. VOULA LAMBROPOULOU: Reversal of gender roles in Ancient Greece and Venezuela
12. M.-G. LILY STYLIANOUDI: On transvestism
13. MARIANNE GRODUM: Performance of womanhood:
Women contesting gender ideas in modern Greece
14. NANNO MARINATOS: Greece and Gender: A synthesis


Hard cover. 184 pages. Price: 14.90 USD.
Printed in Bergen 1995. ISBN: 978-82-91626-00-0.

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