29) Petronius is certainly aware of and plays with classical Greek conventions of pederasty
, especially when he is depicting the love quadrangle between the youthful Giton and his adult lovers Encolpius, Ascyltos and Eumolpus.
For example, Chapter 3 contains extensive quotes from Gide's Corydon, his defense of pederasty
, but Schehr doesn't indicate where they're located in that classic work or whether the author quoted them accurately.
To curry favor with the Roman elite, Greek importers of Stoicism obligingly cleaned it up, omitting references to pederasty
so praised by Zeno and Chrysippus, the Hellenistic founders of their school.
In the 3rd century BCE, the poet Phanokles wrote about Orpheus' love of boys, noting also his introduction of pederasty
I myself (Konstan 1994: 28) was among the few critics who were worried by this discrepancy, and I sought to explain it as a way of rendering the love between Hippothous and Hyperanthes homologous to that between Habrocomes and Anthia: "the practice of pederasty
, in which an older man assumed the role of guide or teacher toward a younger, provided the model of an asymmetric love affair on which Xenophon could rely, even though he specifies that, contrary to custom, the ages of the two men are equal in this case.
Instead, gays are being scapegoated for the church's problem with pederasty
and its refusal to take responsibility for its actions.
For example, in his review, he describes me "as an apologist for self indulgence and the abuse of sex" and someone who "throws a mantle of righteousness over pederasty
and the abuse of minors.
The canonical sources are replete with disciplinary legislation against clerical concubinage, abusive sex with adults, homosexual relationships and pederasty
At times the popes and bishops have been up front about it all, but in our own era clergy abuse has been deeply buried in a secrecy defended by fear.
It stated: "those affected by the perverse inclination to homosexuality or pederasty
should be excluded from religious vows and ordination.
With the arrival of heavy pubic hair, usually at age 18, the younger man found a boy to mentor and get sexual satisfaction from Sexual relations between men and young children played no part in Greek pederasty
Through most of the past two thousand years, Greek pederasty
was a subject no one would discuss directly.
268), but then subjects him to slander: "Severe alcoholism and shadowy sexual deviance, including pederasty
and masochism, indicate a deeply troubled mind that (Beiderbecke] tried to deal with through alcohol and an overwhelming dedication to music" (p.