Bringing to light a selection of neglected stories from Ancient Greece and Rome that focus on queer characters and narratives, this expertly curated anthology from Hewitt and Hall offers a vital new perspective on our understanding of antiquity.
Steeped in honey, Juventius,
your golden eyes, and as sweet too
when I press my lips to them -
three hundred thousand kisses
is not close to enough.
For centuries, evidence of queer love in the ancient world was ignored or suppressed. Even today, only a few, famous narratives are widely known - yet there's a rich literary tradition of Greek and Roman love that extends far beyond this handful of stories. Here, the poet Sean Hewitt and painter Luke Edward Hall collect together, for the first time, forty of the most exhilarating queer tales in the classical canon and bring them newly to life. A ground-breaking anthology that changes the way we see the ancient world - and invites us to reflect on the puritanism of our own - 300,000 Kisses is a riotous celebration of desire in all its forms.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 649 g
Dimensions: 220 x 158 x 24 mm
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