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By Simon Goldhill

It is a learn of ways intercourse and sexuality have been written approximately within the first centuries of this period, a vital interval within the background of sexuality. Writing with an identical wit and verve because the old writers he engages with, Simon Goldhill exhibits how the traditional money owed of sexuality during this interval are distorted via ignoring the horny, ironic and infrequently extraordinary texts of the traditional novel, erotic poetry and funny dialogues.

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For, his translation of ouden xenon as 'nothing ... that was strange, nothing that was insolent', in the addition of the second gloss, specifies the sort of (sexual) strangeness the translator seems to wish to evoke. ' This addition makes a less pointed joke and certainly serves to emphasize the ironic surprise of Longus' formulation. Thornley's version is most often encountered these days in Edmonds' Loeb edition. Edmonds writes of why he chooses Thorn28 VIRGINITY AND GOING THE WHOLE HOG ley. Thornley 'always shows you that he has a complete grasp of the situation he is describing.

F Kai yap ei xxveq PiaaGeiaai auveXapov, eaxi Kai tni xouxcov eirceiv 6x1 xo \i£v dpe^eax; Tidvxax; ndQoq Kai xauxaiq rcapfjv, ^TteoKOxeixo 8e urco \|/uxiKfj<; Kpicieax;. 64 Where Winkler tries to find an acknowledgement that Daphnis' desire is a 'desire to hurt', Soranus finds even in rape evidence of female desire. I have taken three passages that are less commonly quoted to make the point that across different registers of Greek the assumption of the pain of defloration, its association with male violence, the presence of blood, and the fear of the woman, is a commonplace, and validated as such.

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