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James Robson is Professor of Classical Studies at the Open University, where he is also Head of School of Arts & Cultures. His research focuses on classical Greek sex and sexuality and the comic playwright, Aristophanes, especially the humour, obscenity and sexuality of his plays and their translation and re-performance in English. His previous publications include Humour, Obscenity and Aristophanes (Narr, 2006); Aristophanes: An Introduction (Duckworth/Bloomsbury, 2010) and Sex and Sexuality in Classical Athens (Edinburgh University Press, 2013). More recently, he has co-edited Sex in Antiquity: Reconsidering Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World (Routledge, 2015). He is currently Honorary Secretary of the Classical Association. 

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