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

Elodie Bauer
Les bandelettes croisées : l’attribut de la femme active grecque ? [Abstract][Full text]

Ariana Traill
Domestic violence, tragedy, and reconciliation in Menander’s Perikeiromene [Abstract][Full text]

Morena Deriu
Ibridi e polifonia, binarismo e norma nelle vicende di Eraide e Callò secondo Diodoro (XXXII 10-12) [Abstract][Full text]

Lara Dubosson-Sbriglione
Veturia : négociatrice et ambassadrice de Rome [Abstract][Full text]

Catharine Edwards
Magna Mater and the poet unmanned (Ovid, Fasti 4.179-372) [Abstract][Full text]

Carole E. Newlands
Performing Foundation: the Gendered Role of Baking in Ovid’s Fasti [Abstract][Full text]

Craig A. Gibson
Proof of Consummation of Marriage in Menander Rhetor [Abstract][Full text]

Jordi Pia-Comella
Epicharis dans le De mulieribus claris (1375) de Boccace : paradigme de vertu humaniste ? [Abstract][Full text]

Marco Formisano
Echo’s revenge. Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Spike Jonze’s her [Abstract][Full text]