Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 November 2018

368 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198819677

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Queer Classics, Sex, and Education

Jennifer Ingleheart

Classical Presences

  • The only volume to explore the nexus between Classical education and sex, offering a provocative new perspective on the history of sexuality and the place of the Classics within it as well as an analysis of the use of neo-Latin as a private homoerotic language
  • Suggests new methodologies and directions for scholars studying the reception of ancient homosexuality, opening up the developing sub-discipline of queer Classics
  • Brings little known clandestine homoerotic writings and their authors to a wider audience
  • Focuses on the now marginalized figure of schoolmaster Philip Gillespie Bainbrigge, reprinting his verse drama entitled Achilles in Scyros and his Latin dialogue between schoolboys in full, and including a new English translation of the latter by the volume author