Buchan lecture 2018

Buchan lecture 2018

Unnatural Urges: Sex-Dreams in the Ancient World

The Lecture will take place on Tuesday 13th November at 17.00-19.00 (exact location on campus t.b.c.). The invited speaker is Dr Peter Thonemann, Tutorial Fellow in Ancient History at the University of Oxford. He has written books on Hellenistic coinage and Anatolian history, as well as articles on antiquity for the Times Literary Supplement, the Wall Street Journal, and the Sunday Times. The title of his talk is: ‘Unnatural Urges: Sex-Dreams in the Ancient World’ and he has provided the following summary about it: “Before Freud, there was Artemidorus of Daldis, the author of the only surviving work on dream-interpretation from the ancient world. This talk will take a close look at Artemidorus' extraordinary analysis of sex-dreams, arguably our single most important source for Greco-Roman sexual norms and ethics. Topics covered will include heterosexuality, homosexuality, consent, incest, bestiality, necrophilia, and sex with gods.”

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