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Greek homosexuality updated and with a new postscript by K. J. Dover

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Homosexuality -- Greece.,
  • Homosexuality -- Law and legislation -- Greece.,
  • Homosexuality and art.,
  • Homosexuality in literature.,
  • Literature and morals.

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Edition Notes

StatementK.J. Dover.
LC ClassificationsHQ76.3.G8
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 246 p.(29)leaves of plates :
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22225228M
ISBN 100674362616

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Hailed as magisterial when it first appeared, Greek Homosexuality remains an academic milestone and continues to be of major importance for students and scholars of gender studies. Kenneth Dover explores the understanding of homosexuality in ancient Greece, examining a vast array of material and textual evidence that leads him to provocative conclusions/5. ” —Bernard Knox, The New York Review of Books “ An unprejudiced description of the homosexual phenomena depicted by classical Greek artists and writers has long been an urgent desideratum. Dover’s book fills this need successfully.   The most important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome are translated into modern, explicit English and collected together for the first time in this comprehensive sourcebook. Covering an extensive period--from the earliest Greek texts in the late seventh century b.c.e. to Greco-Roman texts of the third and fourth centuries volume includes well-known writings . Description of the book "Greek Homosexuality": The ancient Greeks have for centuries been regarded as Western Culture's cultural and intellectual ancestors. But throughout generations of education in ancient Greek philosophy, drama, poetry, politics, and art, a crucial aspect of the ancient Greek world has come to be overlooked, avoided, distorted, or denied--the role of PDF the homosexual relationship.

Book Description Halperin's subject is the erotics of male culture in ancient Greece. Arguing that the modern concept of "homosexuality" is an inadequate tool for the interpretation of these features of sexual life in antiquity, Halperin offers an alternative account that accords greater prominence to the indigenous terms in which sexual experiences were constituted in the ancient Mediterranean world. 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.5/5(1). Dover has one of the only full accounts on Greek Homosexuality to its full extent. Dover was able to write this in a time when homosexuality was swept under the rug and still able to write it unbiased and simply educational. Dover truly set a landmark/5(17).   Greek homosexuality by Kenneth James Dover. Publication date Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on J SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages:

  Even before Kenneth Dover's controversial book Greek Homosexuality, several people attempted to rewrite history. For all his greatness as a poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde was one such person. In his attempt to defend same-sex love, Wilde created an alternative narrative of history in which homosexual love had : Theodoros Karasavvas.   Their re-edition of Greek Homosexuality offers to senior scholars a stimulating reading, while it presents to younger students an exemplary book that shows how scientific research should ideally open up new frontiers, leaving at the same time space for further questions, debates and theorisations. This is an iconic book indeed, one that not.   Greek Homosexuality provides—finally—an unvarnished look at Athenian homosexuality [It is] now the standard volume on the subject. American Historical Review - John Scarborough **** The casebound original, , is endorsed by BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR () BooknewsBrand: Harvard. His book, Homosexuality in Ancient Greece: The Myth is Collapsing (available online here), is a polemical review of the evidence. To Georgiades, the evidence demonstrates that homosexuality was not considered acceptable, let alone ‘ideal’, in ancient Greece. The sources he examines include but are not limited to the following.