Bisexuality in the Ancient World

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Yale University Press, 2002 - History - 286 pages
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In this readable and thought-provoking history of bisexuality in the classical age, Eva Cantarella draws on the full range of sources -- from legal texts, inscriptions, and medical documents to poetry and philosophical literature -- to reconstruct and compare the bisexual cultures of Athens and Rome.
  

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User Review  - Erik Graff - Goodreads

Last year brought the first domestic paperback issue of Secundo Natura, originally published by Editori Riuniti in 1988. Professor of Roman law at the University of Milan, Dr. Cantarella has produced ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lauren Donoho - Goodreads

This book was really quite fascinating. I have a few quibbles with the author's tendency towards gender essentialism, but I found her approach to studying sexuality to be quite refreshing. Rather than ... Read full review

Contents

The Beginnings the Greek Dark Age and the Archaic
3
The Classical Age
17
Erotic Manifestations
48
Plato 58 Xenophone 63 Aristotle 65 Plutarch
73
Love Between Women 78 Women and Male Homosexuality
91
The Archaic Period and the Republic
97
Subjecting a Roman 104
115
Catullus Tibullus Propertius Lucretius Virgil
142
The Empire
155
The Metamorphoses of Sexual Ethics in the Ancient
187
Conclusions
211
Abbreviations
269
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Eva Cantarella is professor in the Institute of Roman Law at the University of Milan.

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