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Beauty fascinates and frightens all at once. Paris, the Trojan, experienced this against Aphrodite, Hera and Athena, as witnessed, notably in the epic, the paradigmatic episode of"judgment". This beauty competition is precisely the starting point of this book dedicated to beauty contests in Greek cities of antiquity, following a historical and anthropological approach, the book explores, among other things, the religious, social and political values of bodily beauty.

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Beauty and body beauty contests in ancient Greece , Florence Gherchanoc, editions Ausonius (2016), 228 pages, 25 €.

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