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Image Index > Age-Equal Adolescent Interactions > Orgy/Dance With 7 Youths

Seven age-equal youths engage in a complex sexual orgy with elements of komastic dance. The wine vessel hanging on the wall in the background suggests that inhibitions have been loosened by drink. The youth in the middle faces the viewers of the cup, as if inviting us to join the scene. The ithyphallic youth approaching from the left appears to be offering himself to be fellated.

Artist Unknown
Date c. 480 BC
Museum and Inventory Number Museo Archeolocigo, Torino 4117
References and Publications ARV2 150.1628, CVA(Italy) 40, plate III. 1, 3.2, Dover, K. J. Greek Homosexuality (London 1978)R 243.
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This website makes available to the public the first two chapters of Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, edited by Thomas K. Hubbard and published by University of California Press in April 2003. The index also lists the rest of the sourcebook's contents; the book may be ordered at, list price $34.95 paperback. In addition, a file of close to 200 pertinent artistic images is assembled, including those published in the sourcebook and many others. Acknowledgement is made to University of California Press for permission to reproduce this material, as well as to the various museums that have granted permission to use their photographic images. Comments may be directed to Prof. Hubbard at