This is a hugely important book and it has provoked much debate. The reviews were magnificent: 'Davidson, with his wit, range and learning is able to admit honestly the limitations of historical understanding, while never being less than fascinating' Independent on Sunday 'James Davidson's revisionist account emerges with winning charm from the bloodshed... a landmark in gay studies' Time Out 'Massively informed and informative ... (an) outstanding study' Spectator 'A highly erudite work of social and cultural history, astonishingly wide-ranging an extraordinary achievement, ranging far and wide unpredictable and lateral-thinking superb' Guardian 'Familiar in some respects and radically new ... with witty diversions ... quite an achievement' Independent 'This is an excellent book on an important subject' Literary Review
JAMES DAVIDSON is Reader in Ancient History at the University of Warwick. He has written on a wide range of ancient topics, including prostitution, drinking to get drunk, sacred time and fish. He is an irregular contributor to The London Review of Books among other journals.
Davidson's own scholarship is impressive, but worn lightly, and matched with an easy tone that makes The Greeks and Greek Love a lively, and often very funny, read - LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKSposes a radical challenge to prominent assumptions about same-sex love in ancient Greece - OXONIAN REVIEW