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Author: Paul Chrystal

Title: In Bed with the Ancient Greeks

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Place: Stroud

Publisher: Amberley Publishing

Year: 2016

Pages: 288pp.

ISBN-13: 9781445654126 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781445654133 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Ancient History: Ancient Greece


Link: Google Books (Limited Preview)


Author: Author's Personal Website


  1 - In Bed with the Minoans
  2 - Mythical Sex: Rape, Incest and Homoeroticism
  3 - Epic Sex, Tragic Sex and Comedic Sex
  4 - Marriage, Love, the Wedding, Adultery and Rape
  5 - Sex and Sexuality: Animal Lovers, Necrophilia, Dildos and Masturbation
  6 - In Bed with the Boys and Girls
  7 - In Bed with a Whore: Pornai, Hetaerae and Other Prostitutes
  8 - Spartan Sex and Power Sex in Macedon
  9 - 'Not like us': Sex and the Historians
  10 - The Benefits of a Small Penis: Sexuality and Beauty in the Visual Arts
  11 - Sex in Greek Religion and in Philosophy
  12 - In Bed with a Witch: Erotic Magic
  13 - Women's Sexual Medicine
  14 - Men's Sexual Medicine
  15 - Bad Language: Sex Manuals and Greek Sexual Vocabulary
  Picture Section
  Primary Sources Cited


»From what the Ancient Greeks might have talked about in bed to women’s health and the intricacies of Greek marriage, Paul Chrystal shines a much-needed light on sex and sexuality in ancient Greece, one of the world’s most influential civilizations.
This is a balanced, comprehensive and researched analysis of the many layers of sex and sexuality in the various Greek societies – from the Minoan civilisation, through Athens and the other city states, through Sparta and Hellenistic Greece. Along the way we examine pederasty in Greek society, homosexualty and prostitution. There are also chapters on sexual medicine, attitudes to sexual violence, sex in literature, drama, the visual arts, mythological sex, sex and magic, sex in Greek philosophy and religion, concluding with a chapter on the various women and men who populated the life of Alexander the Great.« (Source: Amberley Publishing)

Wikipedia: Ancient history: Ancient Greece