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Pederasty

 

a sexual perversion involving sexual relations of a man with another man (usually in homosexuality; more seldom under unusual circumstances). Soviet law classifies pederasty as a crime against the person (RSFSR Criminal Code, art. 121). It is punishable by deprivation of freedom for up to five years. Pederasty under aggravating circumstances, for example, involving minors, is punishable by up to eight years imprisonment.

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publication did seem a possibility, even though Shelley realized that a text which spoke so directly about paederasty presented enormous difficulties.
Thomas Love Peacock, the correspondent with whom Shelley proposed to discuss the matter when back in England, encouraged the poet to go forward: "You have done well in translating the Symposium, and I hope you will succeed in attracting attention to Plato, for he certainly wants patronage in these days." The stumbling block to am appreciation of Plato in England, even in the universities, was precisely the matter of paederasty. This problem Shelley's "Discourse" attacked head-on: "Nothing is at the same time more melancholy and ludicrous than to observe that the inhabitants of one epoch, or of one nation, harden themselves to all amelioration of their own practices and institutions and soothe their consciences by heaping violent invectives upon those of others."
But paederasty, referring to youths just under the age of consent, doesn't fare much better in the predictions of Russell and Stadler.