TITLE

Lesbian mythology

AUTHOR(S)
Downing, Christine
PUB. DATE
June 1994
SOURCE
Historical Reflections;Summer94, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
46453702

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

 

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