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- Marble torso of Hermes, 1st century CE, Augustan. Found in Augustus' apartments; on display in the Palatine Museum, Rome. During a tour I guided in @metmuseum last week, I was asked about Roman attitudes towards sexuality. A tour member commented - saliently - on the proliferation of nudity of both genders in Roman sculpture. While Roman sexual ethics are complex, I can say this for my ancient kindred on the Tiber: there was no Latin word for "homosexual", and there was also no stigma attached to art that depicted both genders as naked. I've said this before, but it bears repeating: there's precious few men alive today who would openly display a beautiful male nude in their atrium. The macho construct that so bedevils the modern male mind is demonstrably a Victorian era invention, which grew to full expression in the early twentieth century, oft born of gender panic that had its roots in the existential angst of the industrial revolution, and then the non conforming suffragette movement of the turn of that century. I've had so many conversations with people on social media this past week that made it clear that binary gender constructs and Victorian panic are alive and well. What a blunt cage people choose to lock themselves in. Anyway: for Pride month, and in honor of today's parade in my home city, I'm revelling in Hermes and his naked torso. Enjoy. And the march to freedom goes on. #news #history #rome #roma #italy #italia #hermes #arthistory #sculpture #nyc #pride #sunday #spqr #palatine #lgbt
- Marble torso of Hermes, 1st century CE, Augustan. Found in Augustus& #39; apartments; on display in the Palatine Museum, Rome. During a tour I guided in @metmuseum last week, I was asked about Roman attitudes towards sexuality. A tour member commented - saliently - on the proliferation of nudity of both genders in Roman sculpture. While Roman sexual ethics are complex, I can say this for my ancient kindred on the Tiber: there was no Latin word for "homosexual", and there was also no stigma attached to art that depicted both genders as naked. I& #39;ve said this before, but it bears repeating: there& #39;s precious few men alive today who would openly display a beautiful male nude in their atrium. The macho construct that so bedevils the modern male mind is demonstrably a Victorian era invention, which grew to full expression in the early twentieth century, oft born of gender panic that had its roots in the existential angst of the industrial revolution, and then the non conforming suffragette movement of the turn of that century. I& #39;ve had so many conversations with people on social media this past week that made it clear that binary gender constructs and Victorian panic are alive and well. What a blunt cage people choose to lock themselves in. Anyway: for Pride month, and in honor of today& #39;s parade in my home city, I& #39;m revelling in Hermes and his naked torso. Enjoy. And the march to freedom goes on. #news #history #rome #roma #italy #italia #hermes #arthistory #sculpture #nyc #pride #sunday #spqr #palatine #lgbt
- Marble torso of Hermes, 1st century CE, Augustan. Found in Augustus' apartments; on display in the Palatine Museum, Rome. During a tour I guided in @metmuseum last week, I was asked about Roman attitudes towards sexuality. A tour member commented - saliently - on the proliferation of nudity of both genders in Roman sculpture. While Roman sexual ethics are complex, I can say this for my ancient kindred on the Tiber: there was no Latin word for "homosexual", and there was also no stigma attached to art that depicted both genders as naked. I've said this before, but it bears repeating: there's precious few men alive today who would openly display a beautiful male nude in their atrium. The macho construct that so bedevils the modern male mind is demonstrably a Victorian era invention, which grew to full expression in the early twentieth century, oft born of gender panic that had its roots in the existential angst of the industrial revolution, and then the non conforming suffragette movement of the turn of that century. I've had so many conversations with people on social media this past week that made it clear that binary gender constructs and Victorian panic are alive and well. What a blunt cage people choose to lock themselves in. Anyway: for Pride month, and in honor of today's parade in my home city, I'm revelling in Hermes and his naked torso. Enjoy. And the march to freedom goes on. #news #history #rome #roma #italy #italia #hermes #arthistory #sculpture #nyc #pride #sunday #spqr #palatine #lgbt

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