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dc.contributor.authorFlemming, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.editorSzreter, Sen
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-13T15:09:16Z
dc.date.available2019-12-13T15:09:16Z
dc.date.issued2019-10en
dc.identifier.isbn1580469612en
dc.identifier.isbn9781580469616en
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/299877
dc.description.abstractStudying the relationship between disease and fertility in antiquity is challenging. The first difficulty is establishing the presence, and then prevalence, of any particular condition before an assessment can be made of its demographic impact. In the case of what are now called sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the empirical obstacles to identifying such infections in the classical world are exacerbated by the moralizing that attends discussions of sexual practice and that has so strongly characterized the ways sexual behavior and pathology have been, and continue to be, conceptually conjoined. Julius Rosenbaum’s influential and exhaustive nineteenth-century exploration of the ancient history of syphilis (broadly construed), for example, is based on the assumption that venereal diseases are caused by the “abuse” of the genital organs for nonprocreative purposes. Their history is, therefore, the history of human “lasciviousness and debauchery,” and there was so much of that in classical Greece and Rome that syphilis and all kinds of genital afflictions necessarily followed.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Rochester Pressen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.title(The Wrong Kind of ) Gonorrhea in Antiquityen
dc.typeBook chapter
prism.endingPage67
prism.number1en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameThe Hidden Affliction: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Infertility in Historyen
prism.startingPage43
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.46946
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/9781787445826.002en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-10en
dc.contributor.orcidFlemming, Rebecca [0000-0002-7234-0085]
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren
dc.identifier.urlhttps://boydellandbrewer.com/the-hidden-affliction-hb.htmlen


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