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Eros : the Myth Of Ancient Greek Sexuality

Author: Bruce S Thornton
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Eros: The Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality is a controversial book that lays bare the meanings Greeks gave to sex. Contrary to the romantic idealization of sex dominating our culture, the Greeks saw eros as a powerful force of nature, potentially dangerous, and in need of control by society: Eros the Destroyer, not Cupid the Insipid, fired the Greek imagination. The destructiveness of eros can be seen in Greek  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce S Thornton
ISBN: 9780429500770 0429500777 9780429969324 0429969325 9780429991486 0429991487
OCLC Number: 1027782662
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Part, 1 The “Controlless Core” / Bruce S. Thornton --
chapter Introduction: “Custom the King of All” / Bruce S. Thornton --
chapter One The “Tyrant of Gods and Men” / Bruce S. Thornton --
chapter Two The Golden Child of the Bloody Foam / Bruce S. Thornton --
chapter Three Pandora’s “Foul Tribe of Women” / Bruce S. Thornton --
chapter Four Monsters of Appetite / Bruce S. Thornton --
part, 2 The “Fancied Sway” / Bruce S. Thornton --
chapter Five Taming the Beasts / Bruce S. Thornton --
chapter Six Erotic Technology / Bruce S. Thornton --
chapter Seven Wives and the Order of the House / Bruce S. Thornton --
chapter Eight Eros the Pedagogue / Bruce S. Thornton --
chapter Conclusion: Dissing Eros and Aphrodite / Bruce S. Thornton.
Responsibility: Bruce S Thornton.

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"Eros: The Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality is a controversial book that lays bare the meanings Greeks gave to sex. Contrary to the romantic idealization of sex dominating our culture, the Greeks saw eros as a powerful force of nature, potentially dangerous, and in need of control by society: Eros the Destroyer, not Cupid the Insipid, fired the Greek imagination. The destructiveness of eros can be seen in Greek imagery and metaphor, and in the Greeks' attitudes toward women and homosexuals. Images of love as fire, disease, storms, insanity, and violence?Top 40 song clich?for us?locate eros among the unpredictable and deadly forces of nature. The beautiful Aphrodite embodies the alluring danger of sex, while femmes fatales like Pandora and Helen represent the risky charms of female sexuality. And homosexuality typifies for the Greeks the frightening power of an indiscriminate appetite that threatens the stability of culture itself. In Eros: The Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality, Bruce Thornton offers a uniquely sweeping and comprehensive account of ancient sexuality free of currently fashionable theoretical jargon and pretentions. In its conclusions the book challenges the distortions of much recent scholarship on Greek sexuality. And throughout it links the wary attitudes of the Greeks to our present-day concerns about love, sex, and family. What we see, finally, are the origins of some of our own views as well as a vision of sexuality that is perhaps more honest and mature than our own dangerous illusions."--Provided by publisher.

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