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What the Ancient Greeks tell us about sexuality
by Simon Goldhill
About this EXP
Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge, delves into the ins and outs of sexuality in Ancient Greece.
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Key point 1
Studying ancient Greece helps us rethink our understanding of desire, the body and gender.
Key point 2
In antiquity, the sexual object is rarely a defining characteristic: how you sleep with someone is as important as who you sleep with.
Key point 3
Many feminist thinkers have used Ancient Greece to explore gender.
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