Eros at play | Curio

Eros at play

23 mins | Aug 24, 2019

How ancient poetry can revitalise our erotic imaginations. Ancient poetry is often stereotyped as proper and pious, but perhaps we've been reading the wrong lines. Jamie Mackay writing in Aeon magazine examines the erotic poetry of Sapphos and Wallada Bint Al-Mustakfi, which may have more sexual imagination 2,000 years ago, than modern porn culture.

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From Aeon magazine