Homosexuality in Greece and Rome

Covering an extensive period, the volume includes writings by Plato, Sappho Aeschines, Catullus and Juvenal.

Homosexuality in Greece and Rome

Author: Thomas K. Hubbard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520234307

Page: 558

View: 988

Important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome are translated into modern, explicit English and collected together in this comprehensive sourcebook. Covering an extensive period, the volume includes writings by Plato, Sappho Aeschines, Catullus and Juvenal.

Same Sex Desire and Love in Greco Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West

This book provides nuanced, humanistic discussions on the common phenomena of same-sex desire.

Same Sex Desire and Love in Greco Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West

Author: Beerte C. Verstraete

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317953371

Page: 506

View: 667

New and surprising insights into homoeroticism of times past In ancient times, the Greek god Eros personified both heterosexual and homosexual attractions. Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical Tradition of the West explores the homosexual side of the vanished civilizations of Greece and Rome, and the resulting influence on the Classical tradition of the West. Respected scholars clearly present evidence that shows the extensive nature of homoeroticism and homosexuality in the Classical world. Iconography such as vase decoration and carved gemstones is presented in photographs, and the text includes an examination of a wide selection of literature of the times with an eye to opening new vistas for future study. Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical Tradition of the West lays to rest the myths generally accepted as truth about Greco-Roman views on homosexuality and brings fresh insights to philological and historical scholarship. This book provides nuanced, humanistic discussions on the common phenomena of same-sex desire. Topics include Greek pederasty and its origins, the Greek female homoeroticism of Sappho, homosexuality in Greek and Roman art and literature, and the emergence of the gay liberation movement with the influence of discussions of Greek and Roman homosexuality in the twentieth century. The text is extensively referenced and includes helpful notation. Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical Tradition of the West provides a comprehensive table of abbreviations, subject index, and index of names and terms. It discusses in detail: the integral role athletic nudity played in athlete-trainer pederasty the central role of pederasty in Greek history, politics, art, literature, and learning tracing the history of the Ganymede myth how the athletic culture of Sparta contributed to the spread of pederasty in Greece homosexuality in Boeotia in contrast to the rest of Greece the homoeroticism of Sappho dispelling generally accepted myths prevalent about Roman sexuality Roman visual representations of homosexuality as evidence of prevailing attitudes homoerotic connotations in literature and philosophy of the Italian Renaissance the effect of German classical philology on gay scholarship English Romantic poets and the importance of male love in their lives the Uranians’ use of allusions and themes from ancient Greece the building of intellectual community through gay print culture—through the use of Greece and Rome as models and more Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical Tradition of the West is essential reading for Classicists, specialists in gender/sexuality studies, humanists interested in the classical tradition in Western culture, psychologists, and other social scientists in human sexuality.

Female Homosexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome

The book will be of value to students and scholars of ancient sexuality and gender, and to anyone interested in histories and theories of sexuality.

Female Homosexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Sandra Boehringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780367744762

Page: 464

View: 549

This groundbreaking study, among the earliest syntheses on female homosexuality throughout antiquity, explores the topic with careful reference to ancient concepts and views, drawing fully on the existing visual and written record including literary, philosophical, and scientific documents. Even today, ancient female homosexuals are still too often seen in terms of a mythical, ethereal Sapphic love, or stereotyped as "Amazons" or courtesans. Boehringer's scholarly book replaces these clichés with rigorous, precise analysis of iconography and texts by Sappho, Plato, Ovid, Juvenal, and many other lyric poets, satirists, and medical writers, in search of the prevailing norms, constraints, and possibilities for erotic desire. The portrait emerges of an ancient society to which today's sexual categories do not apply - a society "before sexuality" - where female homosexuality looks very different, but is nonetheless very real. Now available in English for the first time, Female Homosexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome includes a preface by David Halperin. The book will be of value to students and scholars of ancient sexuality and gender, and to anyone interested in histories and theories of sexuality.

Homosexuality in the Ancient World

This book is a collection of essays focusing on homosexual behavior in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome.

Homosexuality in the Ancient World

Author: Wayne R. Dynes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815305460

Page: 492

View: 229

This book is a collection of essays focusing on homosexual behavior in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome.

Bisexuality in the Ancient World

" --Alan Sinfield, Gay Times "This is a book I recommend for all students of sexology."--Milton Diamond, Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality "Easily the best book on the topic." --John Buckler, Historian

Bisexuality in the Ancient World

Author: Eva Cantarella

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300093025

Page: 286

View: 801

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. Reviews of the earlier edition: "Cantarella presents the ancient evidence in a straightforward fashion, draws insightful comparisons between heterosexuality and homosexuality, and elucidates the larger cultural context of erotic experience. With its wide scope the book speaks to the classicist, the layman with an interest in antiquity, the student of sexuality, and even to the unabashed seeker of piquant anecdotes." --John F. Makowski, Classical Journal "An important study that is destined to take its place next to the classic works of Foucault and Pomeroy." --Alan Mendelson, History: Reviews of New Books "Offers a valuable, close-in reassessment of intricate evidence, freshly researched, readable, and open-minded." --Alan Sinfield, Gay Times "This is a book I recommend for all students of sexology."--Milton Diamond, Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality "Easily the best book on the topic." --John Buckler, Historian

Roman Homosexuality

This text features a completely rewritten introduction that takes account of new developments in the field, a rewritten and expanded appendix on ancient images of sexuality, and an updated bibliography.

Roman Homosexuality

Author: Craig A. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195388747

Page: 471

View: 398

This text features a completely rewritten introduction that takes account of new developments in the field, a rewritten and expanded appendix on ancient images of sexuality, and an updated bibliography. It explores an often misunderstood aspect of Roman society, that of Roman homosexuality.

Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

This interdisciplinary volume analyses the importance of ancient Rome in the construction of post-classical Western homosexual identities.

Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Author: Jennifer Ingleheart

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689725

Page: 384

View: 344

Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities explores the contested history of responses to Roman antiquity, covering areas such as literature, the visual arts, popular culture, scholarship, and pornography. From learned discussions of lesbian cunnilingus in Renaissance commentaries on Martial and Juvenal, to disgust at the sexual excesses of the emperors, to the use of Rome by the early sexologists, to modern pornographic films thatlinger on the bodies of gladiators and slaves, Rome has been central to homosexual desires and experiences. By interrogating the desires that create engagements with the classical past, the volume illuminatesboth classical reception and the history of sexuality.

A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities

Not restricted by narrow modern categories of sexuality, this collection offers a systematic and holistic view of various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality of the ancient world.

A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities

Author: Thomas K. Hubbard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118610660

Page: 680

View: 741

A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities presents a comprehensive collection of original essays relating to aspects of gender and sexuality in the classical world. Views the various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically Discusses Greece and Rome in each chapter, with sensitivity to the continuities and differences between the two classical civilizations Addresses the classical influence on the understanding of later ages and religion Covers artistic and literary genres, various social environments of sexual conduct, and the technical disciplines of medicine, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation Features contributions from more than 40 top international scholars

Homosexuality and Civilization

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Homosexuality and Civilization

Author: Louis Crompton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674030060

Page: 623

View: 867

How have major civilizations of the last two millennia treated people who were attracted to their own sex? In a narrative tour de force, Louis Crompton chronicles the lives and achievements of homosexual men and women alongside a darker history of persecution, as he compares the Christian West with the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, Arab Spain, imperial China, and pre-Meiji Japan. Ancient Greek culture celebrated same-sex love in history, literature, and art, making high claims for its moral influence. By contrast, Jewish religious leaders in the sixth century B.C.E. branded male homosexuality as a capital offense and, later, blamed it for the destruction of the biblical city of Sodom. When these two traditions collided in Christian Rome during the late empire, the tragic repercussions were felt throughout Europe and the New World. Louis Crompton traces Church-inspired mutilation, torture, and burning of sodomites in sixth-century Byzantium, medieval France, Renaissance Italy, and in Spain under the Inquisition. But Protestant authorities were equally committed to the execution of homosexuals in the Netherlands, Calvin's Geneva, and Georgian England. The root cause was religious superstition, abetted by political ambition and sheer greed. Yet from this cauldron of fears and desires, homoerotic themes surfaced in the art of the Renaissance masters--Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Sodoma, Cellini, and Caravaggio--often intertwined with Christian motifs. Homosexuality also flourished in the court intrigues of Henry III of France, Queen Christina of Sweden, James I and William III of England, Queen Anne, and Frederick the Great. Anti-homosexual atrocities committed in the West contrast starkly with the more tolerant traditions of pre-modern China and Japan, as revealed in poetry, fiction, and art and in the lives of emperors, shoguns, Buddhist priests, scholars, and actors. In the samurai tradition of Japan, Crompton makes clear, the celebration of same-sex love rivaled that of ancient Greece. Sweeping in scope, elegantly crafted, and lavishly illustrated, Homosexuality and Civilization is a stunning exploration of a rich and terrible past.

Controlling Desires

"Comprehensive, reader-friendly, richly detailed, forthright, subtle, and very clear, Controlling Desires is the only handbook on ancient sexuality that works persistently to offset modern readers' assumptions about sex and sexuality, to ...

Controlling Desires

Author: Kirk Ormand

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477311455

Page: 412

View: 156

"Comprehensive, reader-friendly, richly detailed, forthright, subtle, and very clear, Controlling Desires is the only handbook on ancient sexuality that works persistently to offset modern readers' assumptions about sex and sexuality, to challenge the notion that sexuality is natural and universal, and to bring out the differences between ancient and modern discourses of sex—or, even, between ancient and modern experiences of desire. As such, it is a very helpful resource for students working on the history of sexuality in classical antiquity, because it shows how such a history might be possible and what is actually historical about sexuality." —David M. Halperin, University of Michigan, author of One Hundred Years of Homosexuality, Saint Foucault, and How to Do the History of Homosexuality Since its first publication in 2009, Controlling Desires has been widely lauded as an accessible introduction to sexual practices, attitudes, and beliefs in the classical world. Treating Greece and Rome in separate sections, with ample cross-references and comparisons, Kirk Ormand presents a wide array of evidence from literary texts and visual arts, including two new chapters on Greek vase painting and Roman artifacts and wall paintings.

Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society

A collection of innovative essays on major topics in ancient Greece and Rome, first published in 2004.

Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society

Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521837699

Page: 386

View: 876

A collection of innovative essays on major topics in ancient Greece and Rome, first published in 2004.

Sex Or Symbol

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sex Or Symbol

Author: Catherine Johns

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415925679

Page: 160

View: 856

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Classical Origins of Modern Homophobia

This book takes an in-depth look at the ancient roots of homophobia, including its Pythagorean origins and its eventual spread throughout the Roman Empire and, consequently, the rest of the world.

The Classical Origins of Modern Homophobia

Author: Robert H. Allen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476606439

Page: 237

View: 975

From government to literature to architecture, few fields in western culture are untouched by the influence of Ancient Greece and Rome. Even mores that may seem exclusively modern often have roots in the classical past. This book takes an in-depth look at the ancient roots of homophobia, including its Pythagorean origins and its eventual spread throughout the Roman Empire and, consequently, the rest of the world. Originally, male homosexuality occupied something of an honorable position in ancient Greece. By the end of the Roman period several centuries later, this attitude had changed so radically that to be found guilty of homosexual actions was punishable by death. This work investigates how such a shift occurred and traces the various cultural forces that brought about almost universal homophobia throughout western societies. Beginning with the earliest documented instance of homophobia in the teachings of Pythagoras (who was surrounded by mystery even in ancient times), the author examines its proliferation through various disciplines, citing sources from political history, anthropology, religion, and psychology as well as the analysis of ancient texts. Through extensive historical research, he follows the concept from Greece to Macedonia and finally to Rome, examining relevant religious attitudes including those of Christianity and Judaism. Finally, he discusses the ways in which homophobia was solidified in the legal legacy of the Roman Empire. An extensive bibliography provides additional resources regarding classical influence on modern culture.

A History of Medicine Roman medicine

It was not so either in Greece or in Rome . Whereas in our time both partners in a
homosexual relation are considered homosexual , in Greece and Rome there
was a sharp distinction between the active sexual partner and the passive one ...

A History of Medicine  Roman medicine

Author: Plinio Prioreschi

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9781888456035

Page: 793

View: 385

Gay and Lesbian Communities the World Over

The book contains a country-by-country profile of each of the issues, describes treatment and status, reports on the pubic opinion data, and compares countries against each other.

Gay and Lesbian Communities the World Over

Author: Rita James Simon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739143643

Page: 159

View: 569

Gay and Lesbian Communities the World Over provides an innovative examination and comparison of the treatment and status of gays and lesbians in 21 countries. The book contains a country-by-country profile of each of the issues, describes treatment and status, reports on the pubic opinion data, and compares countries against each other.

Homosexuality in Greek Myth

Suggests that institutionalized homosexuality in ancient Greek society derived from initiatory rituals, looks at these rites among other early cultures

Homosexuality in Greek Myth

Author: Bernard Sergent

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN:

Page: 344

View: 440

Suggests that institutionalized homosexuality in ancient Greek society derived from initiatory rituals, looks at these rites among other early cultures

Classical Mythology

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Classical Mythology

Author: Mark P. O. Morford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 854

View: 398

Offers a comprehensive presentation of the principle myths of Greece and Rome and their relationship to actual history.

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture

This agenda-setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era.

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture

Author: Marilyn B. Skinner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111861108X

Page: 464

View: 493

This agenda-setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Covers a wide range of subjects, including Greek pederasty and the symposium, ancient prostitution, representations of women in Greece and Rome, and the public regulation of sexual behavior Expanded coverage extends to the advent of Christianity, includes added illustrations, and offers student-friendly pedagogical features Text boxes supply intriguing information about tangential topics Gives a thorough overview of current literature while encouraging further reading and discussion Conveys the complexity of ancient attitudes towards sexuality and gender and the modern debates they have engendered

Ancient Sex

Comprising essays by emerging and established scholars, this volume emphasizes in particular: sexual discourses about women; the interaction between sexual identities and class status; gender as an unstable discursive category (even in ...

Ancient Sex

Author: Kirk Ormand

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780814252116

Page: 356

View: 581

Ancient Sex: New Essays presents groundbreaking work in a post-Foucauldian mode on sexuality, sexual identities, and gender identities in ancient Greece and Rome. Since the production of Foucault's History of Sexuality, the field of classics has been caught in a recursive loop of argument regarding the existence--or lack thereof--of "sexuality" (particularly "homosexuality") as a meaningful cultural concept for ancient Greece and Rome. Much of the argument concerning these issues, however, has failed to engage with the central argument of Foucault's work, namely, the assertion that sexuality as we understand it is the correlative of a historically specific form of medical and legal discourse that emerged only in the late nineteenth century. Rather than reopening old debates, Ancient Sex takes up Foucault's call for discursive analysis and elucidates some of the ways that ancient Greek and Roman texts and visual arts articulate a culturally specific discourse about sexual matters. Each contributor presupposes that sexual and gendered identities are discursively produced, and teases out some of the ways that the Greeks and Romans spoke and thought about these issues. Comprising essays by emerging and established scholars, this volume emphasizes in particular: sexual discourses about women; the interaction between sexual identities and class status; gender as an unstable discursive category (even in antiquity); and the relationships between ancient and modern sexual categories.