Homosexuality in Greece and Rome A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

ISBN-10: 0520234308
ISBN-13: 9780520234307
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 575
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

The most important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome are translated into modern, explicit English and collected together for the first time in this comprehensive sourcebook. Covering an extensive period--from the earliest Greek texts in the late seventh century b.c.e. to Greco-Roman texts of the third and fourth centuries c.e.--the volume includes well-known writings by Plato, Sappho, Aeschines, Catullus, and Juvenal, as well as less well known but highly relevant and intriguing texts such as graffiti, comic fragments, magical papyri, medical treatises, and selected artistic evidence. These fluently translated texts, together with Thomas K. Hubbard's valuable introductions, clearly show that there was in fact no more consensus about homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome than there is today. The material is organized by period and by genre, allowing readers to consider chronological developments in both Greece and Rome. Individual texts each are presented with a short introduction contextualizing them by date and, where necessary, discussing their place within a larger work. Chapter introductions discuss questions of genre and the ideological significance of the texts, while Hubbard's general introduction to the volume addresses issues such as sexual orientation in antiquity, moral judgments, class and ideology, and lesbianism. With its broad, unexpurgated, and thoroughly informed presentation, this unique anthology gives an essential perspective on homosexuality in classical antiquity.

Translation Credits
Preface
Introduction
Archaic Greek Lyric
Greek Historical Texts
Greek Comedy
Greek Oratory
Greek Philosophy
Hellenistic Poetry
Republican Rome
Augustan Rome
Later Greco-Roman Antiquity
Works Cited
Index
Illustrations

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