BOOKS FOR THEODOTE AND ASPASIA
For light entertainment, a collection similar to the tone of mine is Uppity Women of Ancient Times .
A general book on Athenian obsessions is Courtesans and Fishcakes : The Consuming. Passions of Athens.
For feminist scholars, a fascinating work is The Reign of the Phallus: Sexual Politics in Ancient Athens .
For serious scholars who like their sources
BOOKS FOR THEODORA
Another fun book is Uppity Women of Medieval Times .
Another gender book is Women, Men, and Eunichs: Gender in Byzantium .
This is a general history book, but Theodora and Justinian get coverage: Byzantium: The Early Centuries .
For those who prefer enlightenment through
video, we have Byzantium
BOOKS FOR MAIMIE
Well, of course you must read Maimie herself! The Maimie Papers: Letters From an Ex-Prostitute.
Another memoir by a prostitute: The Underworld Sewer: A Prostitute Reflects on Life in the Trade.
A well written fictional account: Maggie
: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane.
BOOKS FOR WAKA
The only English book on Waka is out of print now. There is a link to an "out of print" book specialist below. In the meantime, try one of these books on the old West :
Soiled Doves: Prostitutes in the Early West is often touching.
of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West is more
BOOKS FOR JOSEPHINE
At last! A biography of Mrs. Butler!
Another fun book:
Women: Crusaders, Curmudgeons, and Completely Corsetless Ladies in the Otherwise
Virtuous Victorian Era
BOOKS FOR HEDY
Hollywood Glamour Portraits has a nice photo of Hedy, among others.
Check out her career in A Biographical Dictionary of Film
And don't forget her star turns:
Ecstacy was her first film and has the scandelous nude scene.
Cargo is also worth a look.
BOOKS FOR THEROIGNE
A good (only?) biography of her: Madness and Revolution
The most popular book on the Revolution is Citizens.
BOOKS FOR VERONICA
The Honest Courtesan: Veronica Franco, Citizen and Writer is a scholarly tome, so watch out for untranslated Italian!
Woman Poets of the Italian Rennaissance has many fine examples.
Of course, there's her star turn: Dangerous Beauty.
BOOKS FOR MANUELA
Poor Manuela is usually only discussed as an adjunct to her famous lover. Here are a couple of general suggestions.
Some one has finally written a novel about Manuela! It is fiction, but based on research.
A new biography of Bolivar has just come out in paper: Bolivar: Liberator of a Continent
A wonderful novel of The Liberator's last days mentions Manuela: The General in His Labyrinth .
Let's get scholarly! Coded Encounters: Writing, Gender ,and Ethnicity in Colonial Latin America.
BOOKS FOR TEXAS GUINAN
She runs the bar here. She ran a lot of bars. Check out the boss.
Texas Guinan: Queen of the Nightclubs is the latest.
The one I first read is Hello, Sucker! The Story of Texas Guinan. I fear it is out of print now!
BOOKS FOR TIMARCHUS
A thorough discussion is in Greek Homosexuality .
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