Bisexuality in the Ancient World

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Yale University Press, 2002 - Social Science - 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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Probably the most comprehensive and detailed essay I could find about how ancient Greeks and Romans viewed same-sex relationships, and in relation to that, women. The author knows what she's talking about and it shows, with a lot of examples and quotes. Definitely a must-read for this subject. 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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