By Jennifer Ingleheart
demonization of Rome and makes an attempt to write down it out of the heritage of homosexuality through early activists comparable to John Addington Symonds, who believed that Rome had corrupted excellent (and idealized) 'Greek love' via its decadence and sexual licentiousness. The volume's participants additionally examine the
identification with Rome by way of women and men who've sought another ancestry for his or her wants. the amount asks what it capability to seem to Rome rather than Greece, theorizes the way Rome itself appropriates Greece, and explores the results of such appropriations and identifications, either old and smooth. From discovered discussions of lesbian cunnilingus in Renaissance commentaries on Martial and Juvenal, to disgust on the sexual excesses of the emperors, to using Rome by
the early sexologists, to fashionable pornographic movies that linger at the our bodies of gladiators and slaves, Rome has been valuable to gay wishes and reviews. via interrogating the wishes that create engagements with the classical prior, the quantity illuminates either classical reception and the
history of sexuality.
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Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities (Classical Presences) by Jennifer Ingleheart