One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: And Other Essays on Greek Love

One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: And Other Essays on Greek Love

by David M Halperin
     
 

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Halperin's subject is the erotics of male culture in ancient Greece. Arguing that the modern concept of "homosexuality" is an inadequate tool for the interpretation of these features of sexual life in antiquity, Halperin offers an alternative account that accords greater prominence to the indigenous terms in which sexual experiences were constituted in the ancient

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Halperin's subject is the erotics of male culture in ancient Greece. Arguing that the modern concept of "homosexuality" is an inadequate tool for the interpretation of these features of sexual life in antiquity, Halperin offers an alternative account that accords greater prominence to the indigenous terms in which sexual experiences were constituted in the ancient Mediterranean world. Wittily and provocatively written, Halperin's meticulously drawn windows onto ancient sexuality give us a new meaning to the concept of "Greek love."

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A collection of five essays by Halperin (literature, MIT) which have seen earlier publication, and Heroes and their pals, p.75-87, which first appears here. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415900973
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/15/1989
Series:
The New Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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David M. Halperin is Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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