A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (Blackwell

A better half to Greek and Roman Sexualities offers a complete choice of unique essays on the subject of facets of gender and sexuality within the classical international. perspectives a number of the practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically

• Discusses Greece and Rome in each one bankruptcy, with sensitivity to the continuities and alterations among the 2 classical civilizations
• Addresses the classical impression at the knowing of later a while and faith
• Covers creative and literary genres, a variety of social environments of sexual behavior, and the technical disciplines of drugs, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation
• beneficial properties contributions from greater than forty most sensible overseas students

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At the same time he expresses deep contempt for her, almost never referring to her by her proper name but calling her 'Lais' - a barbed Latin reference, implying she was a whore or prostitute. After returning late one night he found Anne sitting up by the fire. And although there was no previous relationship between them, he 'slipt [his] ... hand under her coats to her knee wch she not resisted, ... boldly ventured higher, she suffring it patiently, laying aside modesty & shame, consented to whatsoever I did ...

This I confess to be odd doings & somewhat difficult to be kept long a secret by reason of the boy my bedfellow, although we never acted any other than above mentioned wch might bring us disgrace. 28 As might be expected, this inappropriate affair did not go unnoticed by Cannon's uncle and Mary's master, and resulted in Cannon's eventual removal from his uncle's household and his loss of a possible inheritance. Less care was taken about Mary, who remained employed in the house for the next ten years and eventually married a fellow servant.

Cannon was obviously shocked by his apparent sexual power, and did no more on this occasion than the usual 'handling'. But on the following Sunday he and Anne had sex on his bed while the rest of the family was out. On this 36 ENGLISH SEXUALITIES, 1700-1800 occasion John claims they were disturbed part of the way through, and that this resulted in Anne's complaint that 'she had not her full desire'. 35 Cannon is remorseful about this and subsequent sexual encounters, but in this instance he did not see sexual penetration as an element of marriage - his moral sense had been anaesthetised by the lack of a promise.

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