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First published: March 1, 2024 - Last updated: March 1, 2024


Author: Viktoria Räuchle

Title: Fifty Shades of Rape

Subtitle: Erotic Pursuit and Abduction in Athenian Vase-Painting

In: Revisiting Rape in Antiquity: Sexualised Violence in Greek and Roman Worlds

Edited by: Susan Deacy, José M. Magalhães, and Jean Z. Menzies

Place: London

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Year: 2023

Pages: 145-166

ISBN-13: 9781350099203 (hbk.) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781350099210 (PDF) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781350099227 (EPUB) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781350099234 (Online) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Ancient History: Greek History | Types: Rape; Representations: Art


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Author: Viktoria Räuchle, Institut für Klassische Archäologie (Institute of Classical Archaeology), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)

Abstract: »The next chapter, Viktoria Räuchle’s ‘Fifty shades of rape: Erotic pursuit and abduction in Athenian vase-painting’, explores the dynamics of power in depictions of sexual activity in classical Attic art, showing how the power dynamics that are played out can be so subtle that – echoing a theme explored in Osborne’s chapter – issues of consent and female subjectivity are difficult to read with any certainty. As Räuchle argues, the ambiguities and nuances might be intentional. Thus, as her chapter suggests, depictions of sexualized scenes in classical Attic art might be more subtle than being categorized as ‘rape’ might allow. Indeed, Räuchle emphasizes just how far ‘revisiting rape in antiquity’ involves not only revisiting issues of the 1990s, but also revisiting what is involved when scholars use – or do not use – the term ‘rape’ in relation to evidence from ancient Greece. The outcome, as Räuchle argues, of applying the term ‘rape’, could be to put up barriers to an understanding of ancient experiences by framing those experiences in relation to modern concepts, and modern Western concepts at that.« (Source: Deacy, Susan. »Introduction: 'Twenty Years Ago': Revisiting Rape in Antiquity.« Revisiting Rape in Antiquity: Sexualised Violence in Greek and Roman Worlds. Edited by Susan Deacy et al. London 2023: p. 10)

  Pots, plots and players (p. 147)
  An Athenian rape joke? (p. 153)
  Ring a ring o’ Eros (p. 154)
  Conclusion (p. 157)
  Notes (p. 158)
  Bibliography (p. 162)

Lecture: Räuchle, Viktoria. »Fifty shades of rape: Images of pursuit and abduction in Athenian vase painting.« Rape in Antiquity: 20 years on. London 2017. - Bibliographic Entry: Info

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