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Amor E (Homo)Sexualidade na Antiguidade

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Since the schema established for it by Sir Kenneth Dover, same-, but also other-sex love has increasingly been defined in antiquity through the matrix of power. This paper analyses that argument as it reaches a quasi-philosophical form in the work of Michel Foucault, following suggestions by Paul Veyne, that “the rudiments of the modern subject can be traced to the Greek problematisation of the self in the practice of the love of boys” (Mark Poster). This paper builds on important work by James Davidson, in opening questions at the philosophical level of an argument that threatens to become conventional, and concludes with a reading of some lines from Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusæ to show how the claims made in defence of Dover, Foucault and others cannot be sustained, just as much as claims about Aristophanes’ resistance to same-sex relations can be questioned, and the assumptions built into modern or recent translations have tended to mask the real matters at issue.

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TitleAmor E (Homo)Sexualidade na Antiguidade
Date9/09/15 → …
LocationInstituto Ling
CityPorto Alegre