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Homosexuality and Civilization

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Louis Crompton

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Author: Louis Crompton
Publisher: Belknap Press (November 15, 2003)
2 reviews about Homosexuality and Civilization
review by . April 10, 2009
While the book is highly academic and authoritative, it is also very accessible and enjoyable to read. Here is a very brief summary:     The book begins with a chapter on Early Greece (776-480 BCE). Crompton points to the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus (in the Iliad) as "exemplars of male love." He goes on to point out:     Greek poets sang of male love from almost the earliest fragments down to the end of classical time.   ยท Mythology …
review by . February 22, 2004
Louis Crompton has produced in HOMOSEXUALITY & CIVILZATION a definitive book about same sex relationships from the beginning of civilization to the present. Not only is this 624 page compendium thoroughly documented with copious footnotes, bibliography, valuable indices on both written content and illustrations, it is presented in an elegant format by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press - all of which become s additive but secondary to the brilliance of Crompton enlightened writing style. …
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