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Published: 08 December 2015

384 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199689729

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Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Edited by Jennifer Ingleheart

Classical Presences

  • Provides an historical study of why figures such as Roman gladiators, slaves, and legionaries, or the emperor Hadrian and his beloved Antinous helped to form modern queer identities and still hold a place in the gay imagination today
  • Features fifteen essays written by international experts on Roman homosexuality and its reception
  • Explores a neglected topic from a variety of angles, such as literature, art, popular culture, scholarship, and pornography

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