By Jennifer Ingleheart
demonization of Rome and makes an attempt to jot down it out of the heritage of homosexuality via early activists equivalent to John Addington Symonds, who believed that Rome had corrupted perfect (and idealized) 'Greek love' via its decadence and sexual licentiousness. The volume's individuals additionally examine the
identification with Rome through women and men who've sought another ancestry for his or her wants. the quantity asks what it capacity to seem to Rome rather than Greece, theorizes the best way Rome itself appropriates Greece, and explores the implications of such appropriations and identifications, either historical and smooth. From realized 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 motion pictures that linger at the our bodies of gladiators and slaves, Rome has been principal to gay wants and reviews. by means of interrogating the needs that create engagements with the classical prior, the quantity illuminates either classical reception and the
history of sexuality.
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