Images Of Ancient Greek Pederasty

Author: Andrew Lear
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135235988
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This 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.

The Transformation Of Athens

Author: Robin Osborne
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691177678
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How remarkable changes in ancient Greek pottery reveal the transformation of classical Greek culture Why did soldiers stop fighting, athletes stop competing, and lovers stop having graphic sex in classical Greek art? The scenes depicted on Athenian pottery of the mid-fifth century BC are very different from those of the late sixth century. Did Greek potters have a different world to see—or did they come to see the world differently? In this lavishly illustrated and engagingly written book, Robin Osborne argues that these remarkable changes are the best evidence for the shifting nature of classical Greek culture. Osborne examines the thousands of surviving Athenian red-figure pots painted between 520 and 440 BC and describes the changing depictions of soldiers and athletes, drinking parties and religious occasions, sexual relations, and scenes of daily life. He shows that it was not changes in each activity that determined how the world was shown, but changes in values and aesthetics. By demonstrating that changes in artistic style involve choices about what aspects of the world we decide to represent as well as how to represent them, this book rewrites the history of Greek art. By showing that Greeks came to see the world differently over the span of less than a century, it reassesses the history of classical Greece and of Athenian democracy. And by questioning whether art reflects or produces social and political change, it provokes a fresh examination of the role of images in an ever-evolving world.

A History Of Greek Art

Author: Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118839420
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Offering a unique blend of thematic and chronological investigation, this highly illustrated, engaging text explores the rich historical, cultural, and social contexts of 3,000 years of Greek art, from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Uniquely intersperses chapters devoted to major periods of Greek art from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period, with chapters containing discussions of important contextual themes across all of the periods Contextual chapters illustrate how a range of factors, such as the urban environment, gender, markets, and cross-cultural contact, influenced the development of art Chronological chapters survey the appearance and development of key artistic genres and explore how artifacts and architecture of the time reflect these styles Offers a variety of engaging and informative pedagogical features to help students navigate the subject, such as timelines, theme-based textboxes, key terms defined in margins, and further readings. Information is presented clearly and contextualized so that it is accessible to students regardless of their prior level of knowledge A book companion website is available at www.wiley.gom/go/greekart with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline

Das Fr He Sparta

Author: Andreas Luther
Editor: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515086356
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Kaum ein Thema der griechischen Geschichte ist in den letzten Jahren so breit und kontrovers diskutiert worden wie das antike Sparta. Im Zentrum steht die Frage nach der Entstehung und dem Charakter dieses Gemeinwesens, dessen Gestalt schon in der Antike zu einem vielfach zitierten Vorbild wurde. Der auf eine Berliner Tagung von Sparta-Spezialisten zurueckgehende Sammelband versucht hier Orientierung zu schaffen und fuer die Erforschung des fruehen Sparta neue Perspektiven aufzu�zeigen. Aus dem Inhalt Einleitung: �berlegungen zum fruehen Sparta Lukas Thommen: Das Territorium des fruehen Sparta in Mythos, Epos und Forschung Karl-Wilhelm Welwei: �berlegungen zur fruehen Helotie in Lakonien Martin Dreher: Die Primitivit�t der spartanischen Verfassung Alberto Maffi: Recht und Rechtsprechung in Sparta Andreas Luther: Die Volksversammlung in Sparta Winfried Schmitz: Die Macht ueber die Sprache. Kommunikation, Politik und soziale Ordnung in Sparta Mischa Meier: Wann entstand das Homoios-Ideal in Sparta? Hans van Wees: ,The Oath of the Sworn Bands�. The Acharnae Stela, the Oath of Plataea and Archaic Spartan Warefare Ernst Baltrusch: Polis und Gastfreundschaft: Die Grundlagen der spartanischen Au�enpolitik Stefan Rebenich: Leonidas und die Thermopylen. Zum Sparta-Bild in der deutschen Altertumswissenschaft Register.

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of Ancient Greece And Rome

Author: Michael Gagarin
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195170725
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: · Greek and Latin Literature · Authors and Their Works · Historical Figures and Events · Religion and Mythology · Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials · Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools · Science and Technology · Politics, Economics, and Society · Material Culture and Everyday Life

Komast Dancers In Archaic Greek Art

Author: Tyler Jo Smith
Editor: OUP Oxford
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A fully illustrated study of the iconography of komast dancers ('revellers') in Archaic Greece. These figures appear in black-figure vase-painting and in other artistic media, and have long been associated with the worship of Dionysos, god of wine and drama, and the origins of Greek theatre.

Poetry Theory Praxis

Author: William J. Slater
Editor: Oxbow Books Limited
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A Festschrift in honour of the classical scholar, William J Slater, this volume looks at the social life of theories, artifacts, and poems in ancient Greece. The central focus of the collection is Greek theatre, but essays on such typically Slaterian subjects as ancient scholarship, lyric poetry, art, and inscriptions are also included. From a literary search for the elusive Pelasgians, an iconographic analysis of illustrations of Athenian women's religious rituals, to reflections on the revival and politicisation of Greek plays in the modern era, each paper attempts to elucidate the meaning of ancient Greek words, myths, poems, artifacts, theories, and activities by reinserting them into their cultural environment.

Pederasty And Pedagogy In Archaic Greece

Author: William A. Percy
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252067402
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Combining impeccable scholarship with accessible, straightforward prose, Pederasty and Pedagogy in Archaic Greece argues that institutionalized pederasty began after 650 B.C., far later than previous authors have thought, and was initiated as a means of stemming overpopulation in the upper class. William Armstrong Percy III maintains that Cretan sages established a system under which a young warrior in his early twenties took a teenager of his own aristocratic background as a beloved until the age of thirty, when service to the state required the older partner to marry. The practice spread with significant variants to other Greek-speaking areas. In some places it emphasized development of the athletic, warrior individual, while in others both intellectual and civic achievement were its goals. In Athens it became a vehicle of cultural transmission, so that the best of each older cohort selected, loved, and trained the best of the younger. Pederasty was from the beginning both physical and emotional, the highest and most intense type of male bonding. These pederastic bonds, Percy believes, were responsible for the rise of Hellas and the "Greek miracle": in two centuries the population of Attica, a mere 45,000 adult males in six generations, produced an astounding number of great men who laid the enduring foundations of Western thought and civilization.

Sexuality In Greek And Roman Culture

Author: Marilyn B. Skinner
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111861108X
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This agenda-setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Covers a wide range of subjects, including Greek pederasty and the symposium, ancient prostitution, representations of women in Greece and Rome, and the public regulation of sexual behavior Expanded coverage extends to the advent of Christianity, includes added illustrations, and offers student-friendly pedagogical features Text boxes supply intriguing information about tangential topics Gives a thorough overview of current literature while encouraging further reading and discussion Conveys the complexity of ancient attitudes towards sexuality and gender and the modern debates they have engendered

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Images Of Children In Byzantium

Author: Cecily Hennessy
Editor: Routledge
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This book covers a subject that has never previously been addressed, and yet it is both a fascinating and a provocative one: the representation of children in Byzantium. The visual material is extensive, intriguing and striking, and the historical context is crucially important to our understanding of Byzantine culture, social history and artistic output.Cecily Hennessy demonstrates that children are featured often in visual imagery and in key locations, indicating that they played a central role in Byzantine life. In tackling this new subject she reveals important aspects of childhood, youth, and by extension adulthood in Byzantine society and raises issues that are also applicable to the present and to other historical contexts.

In Bed With The Ancient Greeks

Author: Paul Chrystal
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 144565413X
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From the Spartans to Alexander the Great, Paul Chrystal brings the murky world of sex with the Ancient Greeks to life.

Deadly Secrets

Author: Sigrid G. J. Hahn
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Er S In Ancient Greece

Author: Ed Sanders
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199605505
File Size: 26,41 MB
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This edited volume brings together eighteen articles which examine the role of erôs as an emotion in ancient Greek culture. The volume ranges from Archaic epic and lyric poetry, through tragedy and comedy, to philosophical and technical treatises and more, and includes contributions from a variety of international scholars well published in the field of ancient Greek emotions.Taking into account all important thinking about thenature of erôs from the eighth century BCE to the third century CE, it covers a very broad range of sources and theoretical approaches, both in the chronological and the generic sense. The variety of topics discussed build on recent advances in the understanding of ancient Greek homo- and heterosexual customs andpractices, visual and textual erotica, and philosophical approaches to erôs as manageable appetite or passion. However, the principal aim of the volume is to apply to the study of erôs the theoretical insights offered by the rapidly expanding field of emotion studies, both in ancient cultures and elsewhere in the humanities and social sciences, thus maintaining throughout the focus on erôs as emotion.

Graduate Quarterly

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Homosexuality In The Ancient World

Author: Wayne R. Dynes
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815305460
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This book is a collection of essays focusing on homosexual behavior in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome.

French Poetry

Author: Harold Bloom
Editor: Chelsea House
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A collection of critical essays examining French poetry from the Renaissance through 1915.

Pictures And Passions

Author: James M. Saslow
Editor: Viking Adult
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Covering the history of homosexuality in art, this comprehensive chronicle of gay and lesbian visual expression covers the field, from the sexual practices of prehistoric people, to satirical Medieval art, to the emergence of modern-day gay institutions. 12,500 first printing. Tour.

Twayne S World Authors Series

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Exchange In Ancient Greece

Author: Sitta von Reden
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
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"Exchange lies at the heart of the economic processes. It is also, as Aristotle maintained, an essential condition for political order. The separation of economic exchange from its social and political implications, commonplace in modern economic theory, would have been meaningless in Ancient Greece." "This book is the first sustained attempt to describe the consequences of a cast of thought in which the exchange of goods and the payment of money were viewed as social and political practices. The distinction between reciprocity and redistribution on the one hand and market exchange on the other is abandoned in order to explore the social symbolism of exchange across the boundary between politics and economics. Dr von Reden shows how economically motivated exchange emerged as morally inappropriate behaviour against a cultural background in which the political community was seen as a sacred order similar to that of the family. Drawing on literary and archaeological evidence, including vase painting and the iconography of coinage, she emphasises the overriding importance of the Greek city-state in shaping a notion of commerce opposed to other forms of exchange."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved