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The use of concepts developed in gender studies has significantly transformed research in classical studies, opening up a new and extremely fruitful field of cultural and social analysis. Inasmuch as many ideas and values that have played a major role in the construction of cultural and social identities in later western societies originate in classical antiquity, the texts and artifacts surviving from the ancient Mediterranean cultures represent an outstandingly productive field of application for gendered theoretical perspectives. Inquiries conducted into the relations among women, between women and men, among men, and on modes of constructing what qualifies as “feminine” and “masculine” have shed new light on the distinctive ways that ancient societies and cultures functioned, and are of major relevance for studying the reception of antiquity in western cultures.

In the general framework of studies on gender in Antiquity, the electronic journal Eugesta plays a special role as a virtual place for meeting and exchange between North American and European researchers.

Latest edition

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer
Cucumbers in Praxilla’s “Adonis” fragment (fr. 747) [Abstract][Full text]

Sabine Müller
Der literarische Topos des Mangels an Diplomatie und der Effekt auf die Darstellung der Argeadinnen Eurydike und Olympias [Abstract][Full text]

Irene Calà e Giulia Maria Chesi
Alcune considerazioni sul trattato attribuito a Metrodora: le ricette cosmetiche [Abstract][Full text]

Cándida Martínez López y Carmen María Ruiz Vivas
Entre pax y concordia. Las mujeres y las virtudes de paz ligadas al poder en la Roma antigua [Abstract][Full text]

Zara Chadha
Erotic Magic, Elegy, and Iambic in Horace’s Epodes [Abstract][Full text]

Stephanie McCarter
Ovid’s Callisto and Feminist Translation of the Metamorphoses [Abstract][Full text]

Estelle Berlaire Gues
L’onomastique des premières Julio-Claudiennes chez les auteurs des Ier et IIe siècles après J.-C. Un outil discursif sur le pouvoir au féminin [Abstract][Full text]

Rebecca Flemming
The Classical Clitoris: Part I [Abstract][Full text]

Fiona Cox
Terror and Sexual Assault: Ovid’s Presence in Fiona Benson’s Vertigo & Ghost [Abstract][Full text]