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  Contributor Biography:  Martin D. Snyder 
 
Martin Snyder is Associate Secretary of the American Association of University Professors and Director of Planning and Development. His academic interests focus on the continuity of the classical tradition, particularly in American literature and art.

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arts >> Subjects of the Visual Arts: Endymion

Endymion is frequently represented in art as an exemplar of male physical beauty, youthful innocence, and sexual accessibility.

arts >> Subjects of the Visual Arts: Hermaphrodites

Hermaphrodites are a common subject in ancient art, but disappear from art history until the Renaissance, when they are most often employed as non-erotic symbols of the union of opposites.

arts >> Subjects of the Visual Arts: Priapus

A Phrygian fertility god whose cult spread throughout the Hellenistic world and usually depicted with enormous genitals, Priapus was the patron of all in need of luck, especially men and women in search of sexual satisfaction.

   

 

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