19 October 1995
Show More Foucault’s Virginity: Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality by Simon Goldhill.
Cambridge, 194 pp., £30, January 1995, 0 521 47372 1Show More
“... reduce all these penises, big ones, small ones, wooden ones, leather ones, the attached and the unattached, the flightless and the fully fledged, to one function only: masculine power. According to DavidHalperin, one of the most sophisticated members of this school of thought, ‘the symbolic language of democracy proclaimed on behalf of each citizen, “I, too, have a phallus.” ’ The herms are ...”