Request Account

User Name:  


  Logout | Change Password
Image Index > Athletic Scenes > Another Scene Of The Same

As on the other side, two pairs of age-equal youths, each consisting of a clothed admirer and naked athlete in a gymnastic setting. The hand gestures of the admirers suggest an attempt to engage the athletes in conversation in each case. As on the other side, each athlete shows a different level of visual engagement and interest: the athlete with the javelin is absorbed by his activity, while the one with the discus is more responsive.

Artist Eretria Painter
Date c. 425 BCE
Museum and Inventory Number San Antonio Museum of Art 86.134.80
References and Publications H. A. Shapiro, C. A. Picon, and G. D. Scott III (eds.), Greek Vases in the San Antonio Museum of Art, (San Antonio 1995) 186-87
A. Lezzi-Hafter, Der Eretria-Maler (Mainz 1988) no.17
T. K. Hubbard, "Pindar, Theoxenus, and the Homoerotic Eye." Arethusa 35 (2002) 277-81.
Other Views of Same Object 168 3
Similar Images
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