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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Women's and Gender Studies

WGS 260 (IT, 4th Sem Lang Req) Gender and Sexuality in Greek Society (1)

[Crosslisted with CLAS 260]

This course explores Greek attitudes towards gender roles and sexuality, drawing on primary medical texts, tragedy, comedy, didactic poetry, forensic speeches, the romance novel, philosophy, early lyric poetry, and secondary scholarship about these texts. Topics include gender construction, misogyny, hysteria, virginity, marriage, rape, seduction, inheritance, female and male desire, homosexuality, and rites of passage.

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Fourth Semester Language Requirement

  • Offering: Spring, every three years
  • Instructor: Bachvarova