Introductory and thumbnails page
Ancient Greece - from Prehistory to 7th century BC
There are clear representations of male masturbation in Greek prehistoric period. There is, for instance, a masturbating figurine of the Neolithic (Dimini culture) from Larisa. (We woud like to find the picture of more prhistoric examples. Can you help us?)
Ancient Greece - 6th century BC
In Greece, the gymnasium, where well-to-do boys spent much of the time competing with one another and just hanging out, was a place where homoerotic passion was especially concentrated, as we know not only from literary sources - above all Aristophanes and Plato, but there is also a striking elegiac couplet by Theognis which runs, "Happy the lover who works out at the gym and then comes home and sleeps with a beautiful boy for the whole day" - but also from the vases we are showing here.
Ancient Greece - 5th century BC
Ancient Greece - 4th century BC
Ancient Greece - 3rd and 2nd century BC
Ancient Greece - 1st century BC onward
Ancient Greece - Date unknown
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