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Daniel Orrells is Reader in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. He is author of Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity, co-editor of African Athena: New Agendas, and author of a number of essays and articles on classical antiquity in modern intellectual history.


"In sum, this is a very illustrative and coherent work, which focuses on the centrality of Latin and Greek texts in the creation of a scientific language of sex, but also explores the tensions between all these-sometimes discordant-voices...Orrells tries, therefore, to find a balance in order to cater for a wide readership, offering as many explanations as required, translations, biographical and historical information, and summaries, as well as signposting the links between the different parts of his book and, hence, of the authors, works, and ideas discussed clearly serves the purpose of gently guiding the general reader through the maze of ideas the book unravels. All in all, Sex: Antiquity and its Legacy is an informative and worthwhile read, full of insight and acuity." --Rosario Moreno Soldevila, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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