Roman Homosexuality

Author: Craig A. Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199742011
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Ten years after its original publication, Roman Homosexuality remains the definitive statement of this interesting but often misunderstood aspect of Roman culture. Learned yet accessible, the book has reached both students and general readers with an interest in ancient sexuality. This second edition features a new foreword by Martha Nussbaum, 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 Arthur Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195113004
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Williams provides a fully documented discussion of ancient Roman ideologies of masculinity and sexuality, focusing throughout on classical representations of sexual experience between males. He gathers a wide range of evidence dating from the 2nd century BC to the 2nd century AD--from such varied literary texts as courtroom speeches, love poetry, philosophy, and graffiti--and employs this evidence to reconstruct the telling contexts in which such writings werecreated and had meaning.

Roman Homosexuality

Author: Craig A. Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195388747
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"Ten years after its original publication, Roman Homosexuality remains the definitive statement on this fundamental but often misunderstood aspect of Roman culture. This second edition features a new foreword by Martha Nussbaum, a revised introduction and entirely new afterword that take account of recent developments in the field, a new appendix on the ancient graffiti from Pompeii, fresh new translations, and updated notes and bibliography." --Book Jacket.

Roman Homosexuality

Author: Craig Arthur Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides a thoroughly documented discussion of ancient Roman ideologies of masculinity and sexuality with a focus on ancient representations of sexual experience between males. It gathers a wide range of evidence from the second century B.C. to the second century A.D.--above all from such literary texts as courtroom speeches, love poetry, philosophy, epigram, and history, but also graffiti and other inscriptions as well as artistic artifacts--and uses that evidence to reconstruct the contexts within which Roman texts were created and had their meaning. The book takes as its starting point the thesis that in order to understand the Roman material, we must make the effort to set aside any preconceptions we might have regarding sexuality, masculinity, and effeminacy. Williams' book argues in detail that for the writers and readers of Roman texts, the important distinctions were drawn not between homosexual and heterosexual, but between free and slave, dominant and subordinate, masculin and effeminate as conceived in specifically Roman terms. Other important questions addressed by this book include the differences between Roman and Greek practices and ideologies; the influence exerted by distinctively Roman ideals of austerity; the ways in which deviations from the norms of masculine sexual practice were negotiated both in the arena of public discourse and in real men's lives; the relationship between the rhetoric of "nature" and representations of sexual practices; and the extent to which same-sex marriages were publicly accepted.

Greek Homosexuality

Author: Kenneth James Dover
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674362703
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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.

A Natural History of Homosexuality

Author: Francis Mark Mondimore
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801853494
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Provides a survey of current research on homosexuality, covering all disciplines from history and anthropology to genetics and psychotherapy

Bisexuality in the Ancient World

Author: Eva Cantarella
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300093025
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A history of bisexuality in the classical age. Eva Cantarella draws on a 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. This second edition includes a preface which considers work published since the text first appeared.

Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty

Author: Andrew Lear
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135235996
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This lavishly illustrated book brings together, for the first time, all of the different ways in which vase-painting portrays or refers to pederasty, from scenes of courtship, foreplay, and sex, to scenes of Zeus with his boy-love Ganymede, to painted inscriptions praising the beauty of boys. The book shows how painters used the language of vase-painting to cast pederasty in an idealizing light, portraying it as part of a world in which beautiful elite males display praiseworthy attitudes, such as moderation, and engage in approved activities, such as hunting, athletics, and the symposium. The book also incorporates a comprehensive catalogue of relevant vase-paintings, compiled by noted archaeologist Keith DeVries. It is the most comprehensive treatment available of an institution that has few modern parallels.

Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Author: Jennifer Ingleheart
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199689725
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Homosexuality in Greece and Rome

Author: Thomas K. Hubbard
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520234307
Format: PDF
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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.