Ancient origins: Sexual violence in warfare, Part I

  title={Ancient origins: Sexual violence in warfare, Part I},
  author={Elisabeth Vikman},
  journal={Anthropology \& Medicine},
  pages={21 - 31}
Sexual violence frequently occurs in warfare. The focus here is on its perpetration throughout history, beginning with ancient Greek, Roman and Israeli societies. Many references to sexual violence in modern literature appear in studies on siege warfare. Rape has also been discussed as a main topic. The current paper explores how violence is described by ancient authors—Homer, Herodotus, Livy, Hebrew prophets and others—and in which contexts it occurs. What contemporary attitudes to these… 
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