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Title: Sex and Money: Social and Economic Ethics in the Classical and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds Edward


1
Sex and Money Social and Economic Ethics in the
Classical and Medieval Mediterranean
Worlds Edward D. English http//www.history.ucsb.e
du/faculty/english/classes/hist197ee
  • Introduction
  • 28 March 2005

2
In this course we are concerned with the ethical
and philosophical meanings that are applied to
human sexual physiology, sexual sensations, and
sexual behavior within particular historical
communities and how these ideas relate to
meanings applied to certain economic activities.
3
We are interested in erotic experience as
expressed in texts and images. This abound with
systems that regulate (moral/ethical)
intercourse, procreation and all erotic
experience. These can be negative or positive.
4
Terminology and Concepts Sexuality lovemaking,
sexual activity HeterosexualityMale-Female Homose
xuality Male-male Female-Female Male-Boy Gender
Learned or Natural
5
Questions on Cultural Constructions of
Sexuality our own or those of the
past universal and given social attitudes vary
in communities or cultures over time or were
people then like us - essentially
6
Images or Cultural Artifacts of Everyday Life
Indicative of Different Attitudes To Interpret
Consider the Circumstances of Artists Patrons Aud
ience Locations/Uses
7
Ask Who made it? When was it made? Who paid
for it? Who looked at it? Where did people look
at it? Under what circumstances did they look
at it? What else does it look like? These help
with its interpretive possibilities.
8
Symposium with Companions at the Bottom of a
Drinking Cup
9
Alcibiades A participant and Famous Athenian
Soldier and Politician -- and perhaps once a
Lover of Socrates.
10
Sexual Images all over not just indicating
Brothels
11
Apotropaic To Ward off bad Luck or the Evil Eye
-- here a Phallus to Make the Bread Rise in a
Bakery in Pompeii
12
Priapus and a Scale the Guardian of Gardens and
Fertility
13
The god Mercury or Hermes also Fertility and
Business
14
Garden Decorations -- A Herm with a Woman
15
Utensils and Plates--Decorative Items Here a
Drinking Cup -- An Inopportune Satyr and a Maenad
16
Another Drinking Cup for a Different Taste with a
Man and a Boy Athenian and Greek Pederasty
What was Its Function?
17
Silver Drinking Cup More Graphic (The Warren
Cup)
18
Womans Bronze Mirror A Human Lover being
Crowned by Eros/Cupid for His Prowess
Passionate Sex as a Divine Gift (Corinth, about
325 BCE)
19
Drinking Vessel with Another Intimate Scene
20
Amusements Gladiators the sex stars of their
days
21
Woman in a Bikini-- Mosaic in a Bath in a Villa
in Sicily
22
Workout in a Bath in Sicily
23
Funeral Stele More Solemn Affection between a
Couple
24
Real Romans in Egypt Mummy Paintings
25
Is all this ultimately about first, and
foundationally, governing oneself, then managing
ones estate, and then participating in the right
administration of the city or community? Rather
than the later concept of Sin?
26
So one might say that we are investigating the
social management strategies of these past
cultures and how they shaped behavior. In other
words how did they judge and classify this sexual
and economic behavior?
http//www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/english/classe
s/hist197ee
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