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The Reign of the Phallus


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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

1. Military Expeditions, Protest, Lament, and Scandal
2. Attic Mythology: Barren Goddesses, Male Wombs,
and the Cult of Rape
3. The Phallus and the Box: The World Seen in the
Shapes of Human Genitals
4. Bearing Children, Watching the House
5. Brides of Death, in More Ways Than One
6. The Athenian Prostitute: A Good Buy in the Agora
7. The Whore with the Golden Heart, the Happy
Hooker, and other Fictions
8. Two Kinds of Women: The Splitting of the
Female Psyche
9. The Sex Appeal of Female Toil
10. Easier to Live with Than a Wife: The Concubine
11. The Boy Beautiful: Replacing a Woman or
Replacing a Son?
12. Learning to Be a Man, Learning to Be a Woman
13. Sex Among the Barbarians
14. Classical Tragedy: Weaving Men's Dream
of Sexual Strife
15. Sex Antagonism and Women's Rituals
16. Love, Not War: Protest in the Arts and on the Streets

Supplementary Bibliography
Sources of Illustrations

About the Author

Eva C. Keuls is Classics Professor at the University of Minnesota, the author of many scholarly articles, and a recognized authority on both Greek literature and vase painting. She is a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.


"This book is well written and intended for a wide audience; both the professional scholar and the general reader will find it provocative and diverting."--Sarah B. Pomeroy, "Classical World

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