The Greeks & Greek Love: A Bold New Exploration of the Ancient World
The Greeks Greek Love A Bold New Exploration of the Ancient World For nearly two thousand years historians have treated the subject of homosexuality in ancient Greece with apology embarrassment or outright denial Now classics scholar James Davidson offers a brill
Title: The Greeks & Greek Love: A Bold New Exploration of the Ancient World
Author: James Davidson
For nearly two thousand years, historians have treated the subject of homosexuality in ancient Greece with apology, embarrassment, or outright denial Now classics scholar James Davidson offers a brilliant, unblushing exploration of the passion that permeated Greek civilization Using homosexuality as a lens, Davidson sheds new light on every aspect of Greek culture, fromFor nearly two thousand years, historians have treated the subject of homosexuality in ancient Greece with apology, embarrassment, or outright denial Now classics scholar James Davidson offers a brilliant, unblushing exploration of the passion that permeated Greek civilization Using homosexuality as a lens, Davidson sheds new light on every aspect of Greek culture, from politics and religion to art and war With stunning erudition and irresistible wit and without moral judgment Davidson has written the first major examination of homosexuality in ancient Greece since the dawn of the modern gay rights movement What exactly did same sex love mean in a culture that had no word or concept comparable to our term homosexuality How sexual were these attachments When Greeks spoke of love between men and boys, how young were the boys, how old were the men Drawing on examples from philosophy, poetry, drama, history, and vase painting, Davidson provides fascinating answers to questions that have vexed scholars for generations To begin, he defines the essential Greek words for romantic love eros, pothos, philia and explores the shades of emotion and passion embodied in each Then, exploding the myth of Greek boy love, Davidson shows that Greek same sex pairs were in fact often of the same generation, with boys under eighteen zealously separated from older boys and men.Davidson argues that the essence of Greek homosexuality was besottedness falling head over heels and making a great big song and dance about it, though sex was certainly not excluded With refreshing candor, humor, and an astonishing command of Greek culture, Davidson examines how this passion played out in the myths of Ganymede and Cephalus, in the lives of archetypal Greek heroes such as Achilles, Heracles, and Alexander, in the politics of Athens and the army of lovers that defended Thebes He considers the sexual peculiarities of Sparta and Crete, the legend and truth surrounding Sappho, and the relationship between Greek athletics and sexuality.Writing with the energy, vitality, and irony that the subject deserves, Davidson has elucidated the ruling passion of classical antiquity Ultimately The Greeks and Greek Love is about how desire homosexual and heterosexual is embodied in human civilization At once scholarly and entertaining, this is a book that sheds as much light on our own world as on the world of Homer, Plato, and Alexander.
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