Download PDF by Edward E. Cohen: Athenian Prostitution: The Business of Sex

By Edward E. Cohen

ISBN-10: 0190275928

ISBN-13: 9780190275921

ISBN-10: 0190889500

ISBN-13: 9780190889500

it is a pioneering research that examines the sale of intercourse in classical Athens from a advertisement (rather than from a cultural or ethical) viewpoint. Following the author's prior publication on Athenian banking, this paintings analyzes erotic enterprise at Athens within the context of the Athenian economic climate. For the Athenians, the social acceptability and ethical status of human exertions used to be principally decided via the stipulations lower than which paintings was once played. Pursued in a context attribute of servile pastime, prostitution--like all varieties of slave labor--was contemptible. Pursued below stipulations applicable to non-servile recreation, prostitution--like all types of loose labor--was now not violative of Athenian paintings ethics. As a mercantile job, even though, prostitution was once now not untouched through Athenian antagonism towards advertisement and guide goals; because the "business of sex," prostitution additional evoked negativity from segments of Greek opinion uncomfortable with any type of carnality. but historic assets additionally adumbrate one other view, within which the sale of intercourse, lawful and certainly pervasive at Athens, is gifted alluringly.

In a e-book that may be of curiosity to all scholars of intercourse and gender, to monetary, felony and social historians, and to classicists, the writer explores the excessive reimbursement earned by way of lady sexual marketers who usually managed prostitutional companies that have been perpetuated from iteration to new release on a matrilineal foundation, and that benefitted from legislative regulations on pimping. the writer juxtaposes the common perform of "prostitution pursuant to written agreement" with laws concentrating on male prostitutes functioning as governmental leaders, and explores the probably contradictory phenomena of in depth sexual exploitation of slave prostitutes (male and feminine) coexisting with Athenian society's satisfaction in its legislative safeguard of slaves and minors opposed to sexual outrage.

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