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Trying Neaira: The True Story Of A Courtesan's Scandalous Life In Ancient Greece

Trying Neaira The True Story Of A Courtesan s Scandalous Life In Ancient Greece Neaira grew up in a Corinthian brothel in the fourth century B C became a high priced courtesan and a sex slave then settled into a thirty year relationship with Stephanos of Athens But next she foun

  • Title: Trying Neaira: The True Story Of A Courtesan's Scandalous Life In Ancient Greece
  • Author: Debra Hamel
  • ISBN: 9780300107630
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • Neaira grew up in a Corinthian brothel in the fourth century B.C became a high priced courtesan and a sex slave, then settled into a thirty year relationship with Stephanos of Athens But next she found herself in court, charged with transgressing Athens s marriage laws This book reconstructs the amazing facts of Neaira s life and trial, illuminating the social, legal,Neaira grew up in a Corinthian brothel in the fourth century B.C became a high priced courtesan and a sex slave, then settled into a thirty year relationship with Stephanos of Athens But next she found herself in court, charged with transgressing Athens s marriage laws This book reconstructs the amazing facts of Neaira s life and trial, illuminating the social, legal, and cultural worlds of ancient Greece Hamel s treatment of this complicated story is outstanding for its comprehensive yet remarkably concise presentation of the social and historical context of fourth century Athens Ingrid D Rowland, New Republic Trying Neaira is an extraordinary tale, with than an echo of Arthur Golden s Memoirs of a Geisha Tom Holland, Daily Telegraph00 A marvelous account of a fascinating series of events in the life of a Greek woman of the fourth century B.C Hamel tells the tale with clarity and verve and, along the way, she teaches the reader a vast amount about Athenian society in the most interesting and entertaining way Donald Kagan, Yale University Charmingly written and nicely illustrated Hamel s account is engaging, accessible to nonexperts, and useful for courses on Athenian society Choice As told by Debra Hamel, this true life story offers an extraordinary window on a civilization that wasn t half so rarefied in its interests or affections as we tend to assume The Scotsman

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    1. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for Dr. William Robison's course, Women in European History:Debra Hamel’s Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan’s Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece is an account of the trial of a former prostitute in an Athenian court. Most of the information in the book comes from the speech of Neaira’s prosecutor, Apollodoros, during the trial, as the accounts of Stephanos’s defense and of the verdict by the jury are unfortunately lost. By comparing Ap [...]

    2. I shoul dhave paid attention. This was published by an academic press. It was dry and repetitive but I still managed to get a little something out of it. In fact, I would like to find a good piece of historical fiction based on Neaira's life. If there isn't one, I suggest someone write it because she has great potential as a main character in a novel.

    3. This was an interesting book that I read for my class as my project will be on Neaira's life. This book did not provide as much information on Neaira's life and was mostly about the trial. She was being tried for being the wife of a citizen of Athens. She was not a citizen and it was illegal for an Athenian to marry a non-citizen. The trial was more about the ongoing feud between the prosecutor, Apollodorus and Neaira's 'husband' and dealt with the complex proofs offered by Apollodorus to show f [...]

    4. I don't know why I was ever inclined to pick up this book, but it is a (presumably accurate) historical account of a courtesan's life in Ancient Greece. Because of a scandal involving the main character, we actually have enough information to piece together her life story, to an extent. The second half is more technical details of the trail that occurred and can be skipped if you are just hoping for a glimpse into Neaira's strange world.Relatively short, illuminating, and educational. Detailed n [...]

    5. A short, illuminating look at Greek life through the details of a courtesan's trial. Fairly detailed and provides a good look at the legal process, but not especially interesting or captivating. This book is a lot more history than story.

    6. Nicely written and researched account of Neaira and the importance of the courts in continuing feuds in ancient Athens.

    7. I used this book for one of my senior thesis in college. I found it to be a good resource on the ancient life of prostitution in Greece while being an entertaining read in itself.

    8. It was a very informative and readable book. There was some explicit content. It was required reading for a class.

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