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Greek homosexuality

Author: K J Dover; Stephen Halliwell; Mark Masterson; James Robson
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dover, K.J. (Kenneth James), 1920-2010.
Greek homosexuality.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
(DLC) 2016017866
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K J Dover; Stephen Halliwell; Mark Masterson; James Robson
ISBN: 9781474257152 1474257151 9781474257176 1474257178 9781474257169 147425716X
OCLC Number: 953567496
Notes: Previously published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989. 2nd edition. Updated with new forewords and postscript.
Description: xxxii, 246 pages, 56 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: The Book and Its Author --
Foreword: The Book and its Influence --
I. Problems, sources and methods --
Scale --
The Visual Arts --
Literature --
Vocabulary --
II. The prosecution of Timarkhos --
The Law --
Male Prostitution --
Penalties --
Status --
Hubris --
Manifestations of Eros --
Defences against a Charge of Prostitution --
Eros and Desire --
Eros and Love --
Following and Fighting --
Homosexual Poetry --
Nature and Society --
Natural impulse --
Male and Female Physique --
Masculine and Feminine Styles --
Pursuit and Flight --
Courtship and Copulation --
Dominant and Subordinate Roles --
III. Special aspects and developments --
Publicity --
Predilections and Fantasies --
Comic Exploitation --
Philosophical Exploitation --
Women and Homosexuality --
IV. Changes --
The Dorians --
Myth and History --
Postscript, 1989.
Responsibility: K.J. Dover ; with forewords by Stephen Halliwell, Mark Masterson, and James Robson.


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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. In its Read more...

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