The figure of the dog is a paradox. As in so many cultures, past and present, the dog in ancient Greece was seen as the animal closest to humans, even as it elicited from them the most negative representations. Still a loaded term today, the word bitch not only signified shamelessness and a lack of self-control, but was also exclusively figured as female. Women and dogs in the Greek imagination were intimately intertwined, and this analysis explores the ancients' complex ... Read more
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