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Description - Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty by Andrew Lear

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415223676
ISBN-10: 0415223679
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Lear

University of Columbia, USA University of Milan, Italy

Books By Andrew Lear

Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty by Andrew Lear
Paperback, November 2009
$59.39