Cover: Greek Homosexuality in PAPERBACK

Greek Homosexuality

Updated and with a New Postscript

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674362703

Publication Date: 10/15/1989

Short

256 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

98 halftones

World rights except United Kingdom & Commonwealth

Related Subjects

A landmark study… One cannot underestimate the importance of Mr. Dover’s book. With philological brilliance and scholarly objectivity, he presents facts that can no longer be ignored. It is a step closer toward understanding the complex nature of the Greeks, whom we claim as cultural fathers. It is also a step closer to understanding human nature.—Erich Segal, The New York Times Book Review

Dover’s is an authoritative discussion; he is a philologist of great stature with wide achievement as editor, commentator, and literary critic… The subject was one which needed to be exposed to the light of day; we can be thankful that it has been done by a great scholar and one who treats the subject without prejudice.—Bernard Knox, The New York Review of Books

An unprejudiced description of the homosexual phenomena depicted by classical Greek artists and writers has long been an urgent desideratum. Dover’s book fills this need successfully. In its collection and interpretation of the ancient evidence it will be indispensable for broader and/or more specialized explorations of the sexual aspects of Greek art and society.—Jeffrey Henderson, Classical World

Greek Homosexuality provides—finally—an unvarnished look at Athenian homosexuality… [It is] now the standard volume on the subject.—John Scarborough, American Historical Review

In Greek classes past teachers used to slide quickly over the exact nature of the relationships between men and boys in ancient Athens… In this expert, candid, and wry study all is made clear.The Washington Post

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket: Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft in Renaissance Italy, by James Hankins, from Harvard University Press

Q&A with James Hankins, author of Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft in Renaissance Italy

With Virtue Politics, James Hankins has delivered a bold, revisionist account of the political thought of the Italian Renaissance—from Petrarch to Machiavelli—that reveals the all-important role of character in shaping society, both in citizens and in their leaders. We spoke to him about the importance of virtue to leadership in Renaissance Italy—and its relevance to our own time.

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.