The Greeks and Greek love : a bold new exploration of the ancient world (Book, 2007) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The Greeks and Greek love : a bold new exploration of the ancient world

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

Author: James N Davidson
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James N Davidson
ISBN: 9780375505164 0375505164
OCLC Number: 251204516
Description: xxxiv, 789 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. The Greeks had words for it. Eros in love --
Grace, sex and favors --
Age-classes, love-rules and corrupting the young --
pt. II. Sodomania. Sexing up the Greeks --
Sex versus homosexuality --
Language as a mirror of the world --
pt. III. Greek love and Greek religions. Ganymede rising --
Noonday Phaedrus, Cephalus at dawn --
Pelops and Hyacinthus at new year --
pt. IV. Men of war. Achilles and Heracles --
Crete and Sparta --
The secrets of Elis, the sacred band and Alexander : regional variations --
Syzygies --
pt. V. Eros off duty. Sappho, Samos and the tomb of the diver : lyrics of Greek love --
Words and pictures : the Athenian system --
The fourth century : politics and the professionals --
Conclusion: a map of Greek love.
Responsibility: James Davidson.
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