One Hundred Years of Homosexuality (Paperback)
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Short Description for One Hundred Years of Homosexuality Examining love, sex and gender in the ancient Greek world, David Halperin documents the existence in ancient Greece of a radically unfamiliar set of attitudes and behaviours, institutions and social pratices.
- Published: 25 January 1990
- Format: Paperback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415900973 ISBN 10: 0415900972
- Sales rank: 403,116
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Full description for One Hundred Years of Homosexuality
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."