By Beerte C. Verstraete, Vernon L. Provencal
New and extraordinary insights into homoeroticism of instances past
In precedent days, the Greek god Eros personified either heterosexual and gay points of interest. Same-Sex hope and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West explores the gay aspect of the vanished civilizations of Greece and Rome, and the ensuing impression at the Classical culture of the West. revered students in actual fact current facts that indicates the broad nature of homoeroticism and homosexuality within the Classical global. Iconography akin 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 hope and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West lays to relaxation the myths quite often approved as fact approximately Greco-Roman perspectives on homosexuality and brings clean insights to philological and ancient scholarship. This e-book presents nuanced, humanistic discussions at the universal phenomena of same-sex wish. subject matters comprise 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 flow with the effect of discussions of Greek and Roman homosexuality within the 20th century. The textual content is generally referenced and comprises precious notation.
Same-Sex hope and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West presents a accomplished desk of abbreviations, topic index, and index of names and phrases. It discusses in detail:
- the essential position athletic nudity performed in athlete-trainer pederasty
- the important function of pederasty in Greek historical past, politics, paintings, literature, and learning
- tracing the historical past 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 permitted myths regular approximately Roman sexuality
- Roman visible representations of homosexuality as facts of winning attitudes
- homoerotic connotations in literature and philosophy of the Italian Renaissance
- the impact 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 issues from old Greece
- the construction of highbrow group via homosexual print culture—through using Greece and Rome as models
- and more
Same-Sex hope and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West is vital examining for Classicists, experts in gender/sexuality reviews, humanists attracted to the classical culture in Western tradition, psychologists, and different social scientists in human sexuality.