Eros exhibition: Eros exhibition opens Cyclades Art Museum of Athens

eros exhibition: Eros exhibition opens Cyclades Art Museum of Athens

A statue known as Feathered Eros. ‘The concept of Eros – love – was very broad in ancient times,’ says the archaeologist Nicholaos Stampolidis, director of the museum. ‘Sexual desire was … a unifying force that encompassed the desire for anyone or indeed anything’

Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Sex life of the ancient Greeks in all its physical glory

A marble statuette of a sleeping Eros and a lion next to himA marble statuette of a sleeping Eros and a lion next to him on display at the Cycladic Art museum in Athens. Photograph: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

The ancient Greeks were never at a loss for words when it came to love and lust – and an exhibition that opened in Athens today laying bare the practice of sex in classical times through an unprecedented collection of eye-popping art partly explains why. Continue reading Sex life of the ancient Greeks in all its physical glory