Lovers' Legends: The Gay Greek Myths (Google eBook)

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Haiduk Press, Jan 1, 2002 - History - 179 pages
11 Reviews
First comprehensive uncensored collection of homosexual Greek myths in 2000 years. Lucian'ss Different Loves, an unabashed debate on gay vs. straight love, frames richly illustrated stories of Hercules, Orpheus, Narcissus, others. Presents positive and negative aspects of Greek male love within historical/cultural context. Carefully documented, suitable for classes in gender studies / history / religion. Notes, bibliography, glossary, map. Study guide forthcoming.
  

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Such a disappointment... I was definitely expecting much more from this book. First of all, it lacked detail. The stories were told very briefly and generally. It felt childish and unprofessional ... Read full review

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Such a disappointment... I was definitely expecting much more from this book. First of all, it lacked detail. The stories were told very briefly and generally. It felt childish and unprofessional ... Read full review

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Contents

Beloved Charioteers
1
Different Loves
8
Tantalus and the Olympians
12
Pelops in Pisa
19
Laius and Goldenhorse
31
Different Loves
37
Zeus and Ganymede
45
Hercules and Hylas
52
Narcissus
95
Achilles and Patroclus
101
Different Loves
111
Afterword
115
Storytellers Postscript
118
Acknowledgements
121
Notes Sources
123
Illustration Sources
147

Orpheus
63
Different Loves
75
Apollo and Hyacinthus
87
Bibliography
159
Indexed Glossary
165
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Page 2 - ... about) , and in the second place is older, and hence free from lust. In consequence, those inspired by this love turn to the male, attracted by what is naturally stronger and of superior intelligence. And even among those who love boys you can tell the ones whose love is purely heavenly. They only fall in love with boys old enough to think for themselves — in other words, with boys who are nearly grown up.

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