The ancient Greeks according to some researchers didn’t allow athletes before the Olympic Games to engage in sexual activity, “a historic element that has become a kind of mythology in sport,” said Greg Whyte, a professor in sports science at John Moores University in an interview with the Guardian.“The Ancient Greeks believed it was detrimental in the build-up to the Olympics, that it sapped energy, lowered testosterone and reduced aggression”.This book collects and introduces some of the writing on sexual behaviour and gender differences in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, including four chapters translated from German and French.For centuries, discussions of sexuality and gender in the ancient world, if they took place at all, focussed on how the roles and spheres of the sexes were divided.It was early May, just days before bitterly fought elections in Greece, and another health crisis was brewing in the cash-strapped nation.New figures showed an astonishing rise in new HIV infections.
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More This book collects and introduces some of the writing on sexual behaviour and gender differences in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, including four chapters translated from German and French.
Sex occupied a separate sphere, in scholarly terms restricted to specialists in ancient medicine.
While men occupied the public sphere of the community, ranged through the Greek and Roman worlds and participated in politics, courts, theatre and sport, women kept to the home.
Sex occupied a separate sphere, in scholarly terms restricted to ...
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