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Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity

Daniel Orrells


Since Foucault's History of Sexuality, historians have traced in ever increasing detail the formation of modern sexual identities in the west. Relatively less attention has been addressed to historians, writers and intellectuals working between 1750 and 1910 who formulated their own plots for the history of sexuality. This book examines the significance of ancient Greek pederasty for the formation of scholarly historicism by German and English thinkers from the middle of the eighteenth century into the beginning of the twentieth. Rather than “Greek love” being simply a euphemistic signifier fo ... More

Keywords: reception, sexuality, historicism, philhellenism, pedagogy, pederasty, psychoanalysis, queer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199236442
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236442.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Orrells, author
Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick
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