Lovers and Loved Ones
Homosexuality in the Greek World
As some of you know, in my first life I was an archaeologist (not the fun kind; mostly the ‘stay in the library and try to remember where I’ve seen this kind of dick before’ kind), and now I sometimes teach Greek and Latin and - when I can get away with it - mythology and religion. I try not to think about this past life too often, because it brings up AllTheFeelings™, but last week I saw some Greek vases on tumblr and got all nostalgic. It also reminded me I had a lesson to plan about homosexuality in the Greek world (we’re starting Sappho, and wow) and asked around to see if anyone would be interested in that; and @fragiledewdrop and @proudfanboy volunteered to be bored to death because they are huge nerds.
So, anyway - as a first disclaimer, I normally teach this class to 17- and 18-year-old kids, so that’s my target audience. What follows is not exactly nsfw, and there’s definitely more politics than sex, but still: you know what this post is about, so if you think it’s not for you, it’s probably not for you.