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Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Thomas Hubbard


The most important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome have been translated into modern, explicit English and collected together in this sourcebook. Covering an extensive period—from the earliest Greek texts in the late seventh century B.C.E. to Greco-Roman texts of the third and fourth centuries C.E.—the volume includes well-known writings by Plato, Sappho, Aeschines, Catullus, and Juvenal, as well as less well known but relevant and intriguing texts such as graffiti, comic fragments, magical papyri, medical treatises, and selected artistic evidence. These texts, togethe ... More

Keywords: Plato, Sappho, Aeschines, Catullus, Juvenal, graffiti, magical papyri, medical treatises, sexual orientation, lesbianism

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520223813
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223813.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Hubbard, editor

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