Return Trip to Pederastia
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Published in: November-December 2008 issue.


Images of Ancient Greek PederastyImages of Ancient Greek Pederasty: Boys Were Their Gods
Andrew Lear and Eva Cantarella
Routledge.  272 pages, $115.00


THIS IS a timely book, with three reasons for existing. Images of Ancient Pederasty offers: first, the series of intelligent and resourceful essays by Lear and Cantarella on various aspects of the representation of pederasty in Athenian vase-painting; second, more than 110 illustrations of the most significant examples of the different typologies; and third, an appendix based on research undertaken by the late Keith DeVries, listing all, or nearly all, extant examples of pederastic and male homosexual scenes on Greek vases.

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