The Indie surveys sex, including Greeks and Romans

The Independent
An article in the Indie under the title ‘A brief cultural history of sex’ begins:

Aphrodisiac, eroticism, homosexuality, narcissism, nymphomania, pederasty all
these terms are derived from the language of ancient Greece which tells you
something about its society.

No it doesn’t. Telephone, telescope, aeroplane, aerodrome, astronaut, cosmonaut are all derived from ancient Greek, but that doesn’t tell us that ancient Greece was a highly technological society. Still, don’t let me stop you enjoying the article!

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