Hallein Celtic Museum

Homosexuality in ancient literature

Please note: This event is in the past.
Paestum, Italy - August 15, 2014: Detail of an ancient greek fresco found in a tomb in Paestum, Italy.

Lecture series “Queer History(s)” at the Hallein Celtic Museum on the occasion of the Prides Season 2022.

The lectures are dedicated to different topics in the history of dealing with homosexuality. The spectrum ranges from ancient images and texts to the persecution of homosexuals in Austria in the 20th century. With this series of events, the Hallein Celtic Museum is setting a sign in the rainbow.

The ancient world had little fear of same-sex love. The topic is also taken up again and again in Greek and Roman literature: sometimes mockingly and satirically, sometimes glorifying, but as good as always with a certain tolerance. The lecture “Idealised, criticised, tolerated: Homosexuality in Ancient Literature” gives the opportunity to listen to different voices from antiquity and get an idea of what these long-gone times had to say about LGBTQIA+. Lecture by Gottfried Kreuz, University of Salzburg.

Registration at: besucherservice@keltenmuseum.at
or +43 6245 80783. Cost 7€, reduced rate 4,50€.

You can get to Hallein comfortably from Salzburg main station in 15 to 24 minutes by train, about every 15 minutes during the day.

This summer there are also three queer city tours that honour the work of homosexual personalities in Salzburg’s history.

Wed, 21.9.22 | 18:00 Uhr

Hallein Celtic Museum
Pflegerplatz 5
5400 Hallein
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Published 19. May 2022Updated 22. May 2022

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