'… a valuable study - and one which combines a mass of dependable information with a central provocative thesis'. Apollo
'… succeeds in 'making this art seem strange', that is, in helping us to see these objects as they might originally have been seen'. The Art Newspaper
'…Stewart's book is at once readable and rich in new ideas, the most important contribution to the study of both sexuality and art in the ancient world for some time.' London Review of Books.
'Stewart provides an art history of classical eroticism and self-display that at last matches the sophisticated level of literary studies in this area.' Greece and Rome
'The combination of interesting text and plentiful illustrations … would make this a desirable aquisition for any library.' Emma J. Stafford, JACT
'What, for me, makes Stewart a truly great art historian is that, unlike too many in his field, he can and does write as a historian tout court, always alert to the politics, economics and civic nuances that form the supporting (or occasionally destructive) matrix for art, and much of the time using visual evidence just as he might use texts or inscriptions: to plot social change.' Peter Green, The Times Literary Supplement
'Stewart, obviously a good and enthusiastic teacher, has produced a clear and well-written account of a subject that has become quite unnecessarily obscured.' Art Book Review Quarterly