Greek Homosexuality

Greek Homosexuality The ancient Greeks have for centuries been regarded as Western Culture s cultural and intellectual ancestors But throughout generations of education in ancient Greek philosophy drama poetry politic
  • Title: Greek Homosexuality
  • Author: Kenneth James Dover
  • ISBN: 9780674362703
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • Greek Homosexuality
    The ancient Greeks have for centuries been regarded as Western Culture s cultural and intellectual ancestors But throughout generations of education in ancient Greek philosophy, drama, poetry, politics, and art, a crucial aspect of the ancient Greek world has come to be overlooked, avoided, distorted, or denied the role of the homosexual relationship K.J Dover s scholaThe ancient Greeks have for centuries been regarded as Western Culture s cultural and intellectual ancestors But throughout generations of education in ancient Greek philosophy, drama, poetry, politics, and art, a crucial aspect of the ancient Greek world has come to be overlooked, avoided, distorted, or denied the role of the homosexual relationship K.J Dover s scholarly, thorough, and fair study is a landmark in the opening of the issue to the public.
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  • Kenneth James Dover

    A distinguished British Classical scholar and academic who was Chancellor of the University of St Andrews from 1981 until his retirement in December 2005.

  • 168 Comments

  • I remember buying this as an undergraduate at Oxford Unfortunately, while I was on holiday in the long vac my mother found my copy and was so scandalised by it that she destroyed it My expostulations that it was a work of serious academic rigour cut no ice with her It was a nasty dirty book she said I ve since replaced it, mainly for nostalgic reasons.I never met the author who was a don at Oxford while I was there but I did hear from a fellow student now a distinguished historian that Dover had [...]


  • I read this book and told my lover that we had to try intercrural sex right now, I couldn t wait I got into character and murmured sweet nothings to him in Classical Greek, using my best imitation of a willing young ephebe s voice I m sorry to say that he freaked Wuss.


  • While being very instructive I found two things that hinerded the reading of this bookr me.1 although he provided many photographs of vase painting and gave a thorough explanation of the vasese code numbers didn t match up I went through almost all of the vases as he was explaining e.g vase RS1098.d without questionmerically speaking I could never find the vase This was disruptive to my reading about the vase and in the end I gave up trying to match his number system with regards to the vases.2 [...]


  • A landmark study in ancient Greek sex and gender studies, with good reason It s well researched and informative, although some of Dover s footnotes are a littleful Take this one for instance about hubris and rape I do not countenance the strange notion that women really want to be rapedWell that s goodbut I am acquainted with a case in which, according to her own private testimony, a woman violently resisting rape became aware that her immediate desire for sexual intercourse had suddenly become [...]


  • It s a textbook, make no mistake And it s not on Greek homosexuality overall but just how it is portrayed in art Which is fair, relying on the sources only, without any flights of fancy, though it does account for the difference between real life and human emotion versus idealized philosophy and whatever Aristophanes would do for a laugh But the footnotes are amusing at times and it is fascinating It was also fun to read this in Panera, surrounded by all those nice families.


  • Dover offers a pretty thorough survey of extant material literature, vase paintings, inscriptions etc and makes some interesting analyses This book remains an important introduction for anyone interested in homosexuality in the ancient Greek world.


  • Fairly detailed methodical description and analysis of homosexuality in Ancient Greece Scholarly, detailed and academic but not beyond a lay person to read.Looks at the law, manifestatio of eros and nature and society Good, if somewhay dry, read.


  • Read in order to support an essay argument It was both informative and interesting in it offering links to other texts and interpretations Dover breaks down arguments into simple terms with his commentary often being humorous making it an enjoyable read.


  • Absolutely fascinating, but I wouldn t really recommend it to anyone who doesn t know some Greek Interesting insights as to whether Sappho was homosexual I find myself marveling at several points that I now knew what the Greeks thought of as the ideal shape for a penis.






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