Lesbian mythology

Downing, Christine
June 1994
Historical Reflections;Summer94, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p169
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Supports that lesbianism has deep rooting in Greek mythology. Sappho of Lesbos as the foremother of all lesbians; Reference to Sappho's poetry and to Aristophanes of Plato's `Symposium'; Greek sexual ethics with emphasis on roles; Evidence of the lack of ethical code pertaining to women's love of women.

Tags: LESBIANISM;  GREEK mythology;  SAPPHO, ca. 630-570 B.C.;  SYMPOSIUM (Classical literature)


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