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Images of ancient Greek pederasty : boys were their gods

Author: Andrew Lear; Eva Cantarella
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cantarella (Greek law, U. of Milan) and Lear (classics, DePauw U.) explore Greek pederasty as a central characteristic of ancient Greek culture through a focus on the depiction of pederasty on vase paintings. Chapters discuss courtship, ideals and idealization, consummation, pederasty and the gods, Kalos-inscriptions, vase dating, and fragments. An appendix contains a list of objects containing scenes of pederasty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Lear; Eva Cantarella
ISBN: 9780415223676 0415223679 9780203866276 0203866274 9780415223683 0415223687
OCLC Number: 173683777
Description: xvii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Textual evidence / Eva Cantarella --
The iconography of pederastic scenes / Andrew Lear --
Courtship / Andrew Lear --
Ideals/idealization / Andrew Lear --
Consummation / Andrew lear --
Pederasty and the gods / Andrew Lear --
Kalos-inscriptions / Andrew Lear --
Vase dating / Andrew lear --
Fragments / Andrew Lear --
Conclusion / Andrew Lear and Eva Cantarella.
Responsibility: Andrew Lear and Eva Cantarella.
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Sexual relations between men and adolescent boys were a social institution in ancient Greece. This book presents the history of Greek pederasty and the scholarship on the topic, with a number of  Read more...

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