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The Gallae

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003536/00001

Material Information

Title: The Gallae Transgender Priests of Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Lucker, K. A.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Galli
Gallae
Transgender
Kybele
Magna Mater
Greece
Rome
Gender
Ancient Religion
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The gallae, priests of Kybele in ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East, violated the gender norms of their societies in several spectacular ways. Although assigned a male gender role at birth, they ritually severed their own genitalia either in whole or in part, and afterward dressed in women's clothing, wore feminine jewelry and other adornments, and spoke in a higher vocal register. This behavior bears similarities to that of modern transsexual women. This thesis argues that the gallae and modern transsexuals share a common transgender experience, the meaning of which is constructed differently by their respective cultures. Using textual analysis, evidence from the archaeological record, and ethnographic parallels, it explores the similarities and differences between gallae and other transgender groups of people, including modern transsexuals. Finally, it concludes that transgender experiences are cross-cultural, although the meaning of these experiences is shaped by cultural context, and that modern scholars should not attempt to minimize or explain away the transgendered aspects of the gallae.
Statement of Responsibility: by K. A. Lucker
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rohrbacher, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 L9
System ID: NCFE003536:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003536/00001

Material Information

Title: The Gallae Transgender Priests of Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Lucker, K. A.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Galli
Gallae
Transgender
Kybele
Magna Mater
Greece
Rome
Gender
Ancient Religion
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The gallae, priests of Kybele in ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East, violated the gender norms of their societies in several spectacular ways. Although assigned a male gender role at birth, they ritually severed their own genitalia either in whole or in part, and afterward dressed in women's clothing, wore feminine jewelry and other adornments, and spoke in a higher vocal register. This behavior bears similarities to that of modern transsexual women. This thesis argues that the gallae and modern transsexuals share a common transgender experience, the meaning of which is constructed differently by their respective cultures. Using textual analysis, evidence from the archaeological record, and ethnographic parallels, it explores the similarities and differences between gallae and other transgender groups of people, including modern transsexuals. Finally, it concludes that transgender experiences are cross-cultural, although the meaning of these experiences is shaped by cultural context, and that modern scholars should not attempt to minimize or explain away the transgendered aspects of the gallae.
Statement of Responsibility: by K. A. Lucker
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rohrbacher, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 L9
System ID: NCFE003536:00001

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