Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian Oxford

Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian Oxford

In April 1895, Oscar Wilde stood in the prisoner's dock of the Old Bailey, charged with "acts of gross indecency with another male person. These filthy practices, the prosecutor declared, posed a deadly threat to English society, "a sore which cannot fail in time to corrupt and taint it all." Wilde responded with a speech of legendary eloquence, defending love between men as a love "such as Plato made the very basis of his philosophy, and such as you find in the… (more)

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Publisher: Cornell University Press (September 10, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9780801481703

Page count: 192 pages

Language: English


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