"Lovers' Legends, The Gay Greek Myths" is the first work since the fall of the Roman empire to bring together in story form the Greek myths of male love between gods and heroes.
The tales, written for readers of all ages, include an ancient debate, "Different Loves" ("Erotes" in the original), an unabashed comparison of gay and straight love written by Lucian of Samosata ~1700 years ago.
Despite its accessible format, "Lovers' Legends" is a work of considerable scholarship, of interest to classicists and historians as well as members of the gay / lesbian / bi / trans audience, and suitable for use in courses on gender studies or Greek history and culture. Heavily illustrated with photographs of ancient art, it provides notes, a map, bibliography, and an indexed glossary.
A great deal of attention has been paid to the production of the book. It is made to last: it has been printed on heavyweight acid-free recycled paper, with sewn signatures, and clothbound.
- Publisher : Haiduk Pr; First Edition
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0971468605
- ISBN-13 : 978-0971468603
- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.25 x 0.75 x 9.25 inches