Greek Homosexuality

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Harvard University Press, 1978 - Social Science - 244 pages
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To what extent and in what ways was homosexuality approved by the ancient Greeks? An eminent classicist examines the evidence--vase paintings, archaic and classical poetry, the dialogues of Plato, speeches in the law courts, the comedies of Aristophanes--and reaches provocative conclusions. A discussion of female homosexuality is included.

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User Review  - ruric - LibraryThing

Fairly detailed methodical description and analysis of homosexuality in Ancient Greece. Scholarly, detailed and academic but not beyond a lay person to read. Looks at the law, manifestatio of eros and nature and society. Good, if somewhay dry, read. Read full review

Contents

THE PROSECUTION OF TIMARKHOS
19
B Manifestations of Eros
39
Nature and Society
60
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About the author (1978)

Sir Kenneth Dover is Vice-Chancellor for University of St. Andrews. He is a former president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and of the British Academy.

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