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The Myth Of Ancient Greek Sexuality, 1st Edition

By Bruce S Thornton


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Eros: The Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality is a controversial book that lays bare the meanings Greeks gave to sex. Contrary to the romantic idealization of sex dominating our culture, the Greeks saw eros as a powerful force of nature, potentially dangerous, and in need of control by society: Eros the Destroyer, not Cupid the Insipid, fired the Greek

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Custom the King of All" -- Part 1 The "Controlless Core" -- 1 The "Tyrant of Gods and Men" -- 2 The Golden Child of the Bloody Foam -- 3 Pandora's "Foul Tribe of Women" -- 4 Monsters of Appetite -- Part 2 The "Fancied Sway" -- 5 Taming the Beasts -- 6 Erotic Technology -- 7 Wives and the Order of the House -- 8 Eros the Pedagogue -- Conclusion: Dissing Eros and Aphrodite

About the Author

Bruce S. Thornton is professor of classics and chairman of the Department of Foreign Languages at California State University at Fresno.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General