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Image Index > Athletic Scenes > Trainer/Umpire Ties Fillets Around A Victor


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A trainer (as indicated by the forked branch in his left hand) ties ribbons and foliage around the arms of a young athlete. Such ribbons are often used as love gifts also, and the trainer's intimacy seems in may ways like that of a lover.


Artist Unknown
Date c. 510 BCE
   
Museum and Inventory Number Paris, Musée du Louvre G7
   
References and Publications ARV2 78.97
T.K. Hubbard, "Sex in the Gym: Athletic Trainers and Pedagogical Pederasty, " Intertexts 7 (2003) 10-11.
   
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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 www.ucpress.edu, 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 tkh@mail.utexas.edu.