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Alan MendelsonAn important study that is destined to take its place next to the classic works of Foucault and Pomeroy.
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|Preface to the Second Edition|
|1||The Beginnings, the Greek Dark Age and the Archaic Period||3|
|2||The Classical Age||17|
|3||Homosexuality and Heterosexuality Compared in Philosophy and Literature||54|
|4||Women and Homosexuality||78|
|5||The Archaic Period and the Republic||97|
|6||The Late Republic and the Principate||120|
|8||The Metamorphoses of Sexual Ethics in the Ancient World||187|
Posted July 26, 2000
Cantarella never truly defines 'bisexuality' in this book, and thus it may read more like a book about homosexuality. The reader must sort through her sources with her and she uses a wide range of sources, not all as historically as I would have liked. She tried and succeeds in showing us how the ancients viewed same sex relationships and opposite sex relationships, more time is writtenon the same sex side of the equation. Likewise she is fairly successful is separating the 'philosophical' from the 'reality' in the ancient world. However, I found it very annoying that she used Greek sources from the Roman period in her Greek section and that some pages are word for word from 'Pandora's Daughters'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.