Wednesday, November 16, 2005

In which Glaukopidos rambles about Roman sexuality...

Inevitably, interesting discussions arise when one discusses a book called Roman Homosexuality in a Petronius class (or anytime, really). My brain also hurts in about ten ways right now. It's certainly an interesting book, but I maintain that my brain needs to be washed out with soap now.

Also, I should add that that is probably the first class period we've had where we didn't go off on a food tangent. Hmm.

I also think I should not be blamed if everything in the Aeneid seems dirty to me in my Vergil class. But, you know, Vergil loved the boys too.

Maybe someday I'll post the nice verb sex chart so that you all may see how versatile the Latin language really is. I don't think children actually read this blog. If they do, they've already seen the Rome reviews anyway...

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should certainly not be blamed for everyhting in the Aeneid seeming dirty. It's filled with sex. Utterly teeming.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Chris Weimer said...

Indeed! With the whole "cave" incident, if you remember. :P

11:50 PM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

::snicker::

Definitely, definitely. But usually it's my prof who brings it up, not me. I think I actually managed to disturb him with my comments...

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You ought to draw the harbor that Aeneas sails into when they first get to Carthage. The description leads one to draw what closely resembles the view from between the legs of a woman laying on her back with her legs open! Thanks to one of my graduate profs for that one....I was the one who got to draw it! Led to lots of laughs in class, but it also has a point....

6:37 PM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

::laughs:: Yeah. The imagery is all over the place...

6:42 PM  
Blogger mikeyboy said...

The author of that book is my boss at Brooklyn College (and may end up being my dissertation advisors). Don't tell anyone, but...I haven't read his book yet.

7:07 AM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

LOL! It's a bit dense on the sex, so I wouldn't feel bad about not having read it yet.

11:08 AM  

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