Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the by Beerte C. Verstraete, Vernon L. Provencal

By Beerte C. Verstraete, Vernon L. Provencal

New and spectacular insights into homoeroticism of instances past

In precedent days, the Greek god Eros personified either heterosexual and gay sights. Same-Sex hope and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West explores the gay part of the vanished civilizations of Greece and Rome, and the ensuing effect at the Classical culture of the West. revered students truly current facts that exhibits the broad nature of homoeroticism and homosexuality within the Classical international. Iconography corresponding to vase ornament and carved gem stones is gifted in photos, and the textual content comprises an exam of a big variety of literature of the days with an eye fixed to beginning new vistas for destiny study.

Same-Sex wish and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West lays to leisure the myths usually accredited as fact approximately Greco-Roman perspectives on homosexuality and brings clean insights to philological and old scholarship. This booklet presents nuanced, humanistic discussions at the universal phenomena of same-sex wish. subject matters contain Greek pederasty and its origins, the Greek lady homoeroticism of Sappho, homosexuality in Greek and Roman artwork and literature, and the emergence of the homosexual liberation move with the impact of discussions of Greek and Roman homosexuality within the 20th century. The textual content is commonly referenced and comprises worthy notation.

Same-Sex hope and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West offers a accomplished desk of abbreviations, topic index, and index of names and phrases. It discusses in detail:

  • the critical function athletic nudity performed in athlete-trainer pederasty
  • the important position of pederasty in Greek historical past, politics, artwork, literature, and learning
  • tracing the heritage of the Ganymede myth
  • how the athletic tradition of Sparta contributed to the unfold of pederasty in Greece
  • homosexuality in Boeotia not like the remainder of Greece
  • the homoeroticism of Sappho
  • dispelling commonly authorized myths ordinary approximately Roman sexuality
  • Roman visible representations of homosexuality as facts of triumphing attitudes
  • homoerotic connotations in literature and philosophy of the Italian Renaissance
  • the impression of German classical philology on homosexual scholarship
  • English Romantic poets and the significance of male love of their lives
  • the Uranians’ use of allusions and subject matters from historical Greece
  • the development of highbrow group via homosexual print culture—through using Greece and Rome as models
  • and more

Same-Sex wish and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West is vital analyzing for Classicists, experts in gender/sexuality reviews, humanists drawn to the classical culture in Western tradition, psychologists, and different social scientists in human sexuality.

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This valorization of adult homosexuality is an uniquely Roman contribution to the classical legacy of erotic love in the West. We are truly indebted to Clarke and Butrica for introducing this radical new perspective on adult male love in Roman society as possibly romantic. It seriously challenges the prevailing stereotype of Roman sexuality as predicated exclusively on power and domination. Beert Verstraete’s article on the originality of the Marathus poems of Tibullus also challenges this stereotype, though from a different perspective, given that the relationship between Tibullus and Marathus is pederastic.

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