Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty (Paperback)
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Short Description for Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty Sexual relations between men and adolescent boys were a social institution in ancient Greece. This book presents the history of Greek pederasty and the scholarship on the topic, with a large number of illustrations.
- Published: 04 December 2009
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415564045 ISBN 10: 0415564042
- Sales rank: 388,796
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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.