This Journal

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

Annette Harder
Sons and fathers in the catalogue of Argonauts in Apollonius Argonautica 1.23-233 [Abstract][Full text]

Katherine R. de Boer
Blaming Helen: Vergil’s Deiphobus and the Tradition of Dead Men Talking [Abstract][Full text]

Francesco Maria Silla
‘Affetti’ e diritto. La libertà della nutrice [Abstract][Full text]

Tommaso Gazzarri
Cinaedus Galbinatus: Cultural Perception of the Color “Green” and its Gender Association with Pathici in Rome [Abstract][Full text]

Ida Gilda Mastrorosa
Forme e spazi di autonomia femminile nella Gallia meridionale di età imperiale [Abstract][Full text]

Brooke Holmes
Let go of Laqueur: Towards New Histories of the Sexed Body [Abstract][Full text]

Walter D. Penrose  Jr.
The Unwanted Gaze? Feminism and the Reception of the Amazons in Wonder Woman [Abstract][Full text]