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Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Jennifer Ingleheart


This volume analyses the importance of ancient Rome in the construction of post-classical homosexual identities. The book explores the contested history of responses to Roman homosexuality, in areas including literature, the visual arts, popular culture, scholarship, and pornography. Much has been written about the contribution of ancient Greek homosexuality to modern discourses of homosexuality, but this volume argues that Rome has been largely overlooked in this respect. It explores the demonization of Rome and the attempts to write it out of the history of homosexuality by early activists s ... More

Keywords: Roman homosexuality, Greek homosexuality, classical reception, history of sexuality, homosexual identity

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199689729
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689729.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Ingleheart, editor
Senior Lecturer in Classics, Durham University

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