By re-examining ancient notions of sexual difference, bodies, culture and identity, Holmes shows that Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureans and others force us to reassess what is at stake in present-day discussions about gender....
|Title||:||Gender: Antiquity and Its Legacy|
|Number of Pages||:||160 Pages|
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Gender: Antiquity and Its Legacy Reviews
Read for Classics First Readings 2017. Provisional rating and review, until September.
Although this was a very good book, I must say that the content felt a little lacking. A good chunk of it is spent explaining the debates surrounding modern readings of classical texts, which wasn't exactly what I was looking for. The author spends too much time explaining how modern thinkers interpreted findings regarding gender when what I was hoping for was to be presented with the findings themselves. Despite this shortcoming, I did manage to learn a lot about the opinions of famous thinkers, most notably Foucault, Hegel, and Butler. I would recommend this to anyone interested in both classical perceptions of gender as well as classical texts (medical, philosophical, literary, etc.). If you're looking for something more direct and in touch with the classical period, I'd recommend the "sex" book in this series by Daniel Orrells. However, on the whole, I would say that this was a very easy, pleasant, and informative read.