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    DescriptionThis lavishly illustrated book brings together, for the first time, all of the different ways in which vase-painting portrays or refers to pederasty, from scenes of courtship, foreplay, and sex, to scenes of Zeus with his boy-love Ganymede, to painted inscriptions praising the beauty of boys. The book shows how painters used the language of vase-painting to cast pederasty in an idealizing light, portraying it as part of a world in which beautiful elite males display praiseworthy attitudes, such as moderation, and engage in approved activities, such as hunting, athletics, and the symposium. The book also incorporates a comprehensive catalogue of relevant vase-paintings, compiled by noted archaeologist Keith DeVries. It is the most comprehensive treatment available of an institution that has few modern parallels.

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    Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty
    Boys Were Their Gods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Lear, By (author) Eva Cantarella
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415223676
    ISBN 10: 0415223679

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    DC22: 306.77
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 52
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 54
    B&T General Subject: 390
    DC22: 738.3820938
    LC classification: HQ76.2.G8 C36 2008
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHD
    Illustrations note
    137 black & white halftones
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    02 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    University of Columbia, USA University of Milan, Italy
    Review quote
    'This extremely likable and well-presented book ... will present essential reading for anyone working in the field of ancient sexuality and/or classical Greek iconography ... This is a well-balanced and superbly written book - and one that is no doubt destined for classic status.' - American Journal of Archaeology 'This volume will be a much-used starting point for students and scholars of Greek male sexuality.' - Times Higher Education Supplement 'This book meets a real need. The very fact that the authors' analysis is based on study of approximately 1000 vases (111 of which they illustrate) makes Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty a valuable resource, and an appendix including a catalogue of 647 vases compiled by the late Keith DeVries only adds to its value. The book greatly expands the amount of material available to nonspecialists, demonstrating that there are considerably more pederastic scenes in the surviving vases than has generally been believed, and its balanced and articulate readings of the material--the authors carefully describe recurring patterns, make allowance for exceptions, discuss alternative interpretations, and do not press when the evidence only goes so far--make it a significant contribution to our understanding of Greek pederasty.' - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Textual Evidence. The Iconography of Pederasty. What is Iconography. Elements of Iconography 1. Courtship. Courting-gift Scenes. Other Courtship Iconographies. 2. Ideals/Idealization 3. Consummation 4. Pederasty and the Gods 5. Kalos-inscriptions 6. Vase Dating 7. Fragments. Conclusion