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Four men on banqueting couches are served by a naked serving boy. One man smiles as he touches the boy's shoulder, while his couchmate turns away in disgust at his companion's behavior. The nearest man on the other couch gestures to the boy to refill his cup.


Artist Douris
Date c. 460 BCE
   
Museum and Inventory Number Florence, Museo Archeologico V48
   
References and Publications ARV2 432.58
D. Buitron-Oliver, Douris: A Master-Painter of Athenian Red-Figure Vases (Mainz 1995) no.E1.
   
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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.