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The Greeks and Greek love : a bold new exploration of the ancient world

Publisher: Random House 2009.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780375505164 0375505164
OCLC Number: 426228870
Awards: American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards Honor Book, 2010.
Description: 832 pages
Contents: The Greeks had words for it. Eros in love --
Grace, sex and favors --
Age-classes, love-rules and corrupting the young --
Sodomania. Sexing up the Greeks --
Sex versus homosexuality --
Language as a mirror of the world --
Greek love and Greek religions. Ganymede rising --
Noonday Phaedrus, Cephalus at dawn --
Pelops and Hyacinthus at new year --
Men of war. Achilles and Heracles --
Crete and Sparta --
The secrets of Elis, the sacred band and Alexander: regional variations --
Syzygies --
Eros off duty. Sappho, Samos and the tomb of the Diver: lyrics of Greek love --
Words and pictures: the Athenian systems --
The fourth century: politics and the professionals --
Conclusion: a map of Greek love.
Responsibility: James Davidson.

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