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
A 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… Continue reading Sex life of the ancient Greeks in all its physical glory
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Atlantis?True Story or Cautionary Tale? By Willie Drye If the writing of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato had not contained so much truth about the human condition, his name would have been forgotten centuries ago. Enlarge Illustration of a cove on the mythical island of Atlantis Photograph by Mary Evans Picture Library/Everett Collection But one… Continue reading Atlantis?True Story or Cautionary Tale?
In Ancient Greece, fertility was taken from the Human Body Early Biblical women and given to the men both in their religion History of Sex Early Mediterranean and through phallic iconization. Zeus’ penis became the womb for the gods and Paraphilias Aztec Empire according to Greek mythology it was Zeus who Pleasures of Sex Mayan… Continue reading Ancient Greece Sex