“Sleeping in the Bosom of a Tender Companion”

@article{Klinck2005SleepingIT,
  title={“Sleeping in the Bosom of a Tender Companion”},
  author={A. Klinck},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2005},
  volume={49},
  pages={193 - 208}
}
  • A. Klinck
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
  • Abstract This paper reexamines the ancient evidence to see what light it sheds on homoeroticism in Sappho. From the Hellenistic period on there are derogatory references to her homosexuality-and also denials that she was involved in same-sex relationships. From the late archaic period on there are hints that women from Lesbos had a reputation for being sexually adventurous. Yet there is a discontinuity between these quips about Sappho and/or “Lesbianism,” and her own poetry, which is intense… CONTINUE READING
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