But while we gaze at the serene marble statues on display – straining male torsos and soft female flesh – are we seeing what the ancients saw?
The question I’m asking here isn’t a philosophical one, but rather it’s to do with our expectations and assumptions about beauty, sex appeal and sex itself.
During our study of the ancient Greeks, students will see the importance of studying this fascinating and important culture, both as it relates to history and to our own day.
Throughout the term, you will participate in weekly discussions and take nine quizzes and two exams.
Greek myth was a theogony of incest, murder, polygamy and intermarriage in which eroticism and fertility were elemental; they were there right from the start, demonstrating woman’s essential reproductive role in securing the cosmos, extending the human race and ensuring the fecundity of nature.
Simultaneously, Zeus, the top god, wasted no time in asserting his dominance over the other gods (both male and female).
Welcome to CAMS 025: Greek Civilization on the Web!
This course gives students an overview of Greek cultural, political, and social history.
Currently you will find the tilt-zoom live streaming webcam which is controlled by the “Paros Community”.Please note this article contains sexually explicit content In the beginning was sex.To the ancient Greek mythologisers, sexuality, love and sex were inextricably connected with the creation of the earth, the heavens and the underworld.If you are tempted in joining the community, don’t hesitate to contact us.Another featured webcam is the municipality’s, streaming images from the southern seafront of Parikia.His cavalier attitude towards female sexuality, as manifested in serial rape and seduction (Zeus raped Leda, daughter of the Aetolian king Thestius, in the guise of a swan; raped Danae, a princess of Argos, disguised as the rain, and raped Ganymede, a male mortal) set a precedent for centuries of mortal male domination and female subservience.