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Pederasty

The criminal offense of unnatural copulation between men.

The term pederasty is usually defined as anal intercourse of a man with a boy. Pederasty is a form of Sodomy.

See: sodomy
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Representing Apollo and Hyacinth as being equal in age and stature became more and more popular, and by the mid-17th century, the myth of Hyacinth had lost any sense of pederastic overtones.
The Conquest of New Spain, reported that the Mexica peoples regularly practiced pederastic relation ships, and male adolescent sacred prostitutes would congregate in temples.
For example, Matthew Arnold's "Empedocles on Etna" details the story of a philosopher --whom Dellamora describes as "squarely in Greek pederastic tradition" (72)--who kills himself by leaping into a volcano when his passion for a young man remains unrequited.
146) Chryssipus' apprenticeship in the charioteer's art already implies the relationship between pederastic eros and death.
Yet there is some credence to the claim that we just do not know for sure whether the decisive term [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ("those lying with a male") in both passages refers to male homosexuality in general, a pederastic type of relationship (along with [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in 1 Cor 6:9) or more specifically to male prostitution.
The process of heterosexualization involved not only the obvious replacement of the lover and the beloved in the pederastic model with a man and a woman, but also a necessary translation from one set of institutional and social contexts into another.
In the vision of the Phaedrus lovers (it is worth pointing out again that Plato unequicovally refers to pederastic love) are therefore the most privileged human beings.
He discerns a more sexually open and less punitive society as having been enjoyed by pederastic Greek males alongside their heterosexual unions with their female spouses and managers of their household economies.
To a modern reader the poem is startlingly sexual and pederastic.
Nevertheless, the prospective buyer is wary because Socrates indicates that the relationships involve himself and male youths, reminding us of the pederastic conduct of ancient philosophers in which intellectual mentorship was traded for sexual indulgence.
Suffering in the grip of this paradox of trying to turn the subjective into the objective, are we mocked as victims of "a pederastic deity" (460)?
The ecclesiastical and secular literature of the time did not distinguish between pederastic, homosexual behavior, and homosexual behavior between adults.