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Sex Sells But Who's Buying? Erotic Imagery on Athenian Vases

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Erotic imagery appears in early Attic black-figure pottery but becomes quite popular in red-figure pottery from about 520-475 B.C.  The setting of these often graphic images of heterosexual and homosexual encounters is usually the symposium, the all-male drinking party.  In this lecture, Professor Lynch explores the archaeological contexts in which these pots occur, arguing that rather than representing Athenian cultural norms, these pots are evidence of an Athenian pottery industry with an astute marketing sense that distorts their own cultural identity to appeal to foreign perceptions of Greek culture.
 
Kathleen Lynch is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati.  She is a specialist in Greek pottery, particularly vase-painting and the social aspects of pottery, and has completed fieldwork in Albania, Greece, and Turkey. She earned her Ph.D. and her M.A. at the University of Virginia.

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