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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.

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The Athenian pederast remains silent, but still amazed ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].) Any shift from excluded look to direct gaze is lost in the desire to physically connect with the statue.
Homer describes Polyphemus, who has a taste for men, taking a heavy load of trees and thrusting them inside his cave,213 just as Hesiod describes Oedipus, like a passive homosexual, enticing "the denizens of the wood" to take shelter in his "hollow rock." As the pederast to whom the Sphinx's riddle refers, Oedipus is a union of wood and rock.
"Knights of the rare, champions of lost causes and of all minorities, those who scorn divine and human laws: one finds these men in every age, and in all different civilizations, always on a parapet." (17) A knight, like a pederast, is above the law, above the consensus of society, equally indifferent to its censure and its praise.
But while Peter Whitmore may be the most notorious pederast in the country today, an investigation by the Western Standard shows that there are many more Peter Whitmores at large--men with a long history of sexual attacks on children, rotated in and out of prison, but now living free.
95), who met them on the quay when they arrived in Capri and who was one of the sons of the family with whom the Conrads lived while on Capri, was a pederast. Thus she records that this charming priest's "conduct being distinctly improper, the young man had been banished for a term of punishment to the seminary on the mainland.
According to his view, Hippothoos starts out being an active male and suffers one misfortune after another, first as a pederast deprived of his eromenos and then as a leader of brigands who suffers a series of crushing defeats under the forces of law and order.
Far from implying that the Irish Republic only existed because of Catholicism and anti-Britishness, that what he really wanted to say was that, ''the risible Republic was a shit-hole full of corrupt politicians who were too busy pocketing wads of cash from bent builders to notice that the streets were full of barefoot, banjo-plucking, albino youths being preyed upon by wild, roaming packs of pederast priests''.
Afraid, perhaps, just a little afraid, for after all I am an aged man in an old overcoat, my eyes like melting ice behind the thick lenses, my hair a hail-ravaged crop of thin white wheat, my pate spotty, my nose bloated, my teeth pale yellow, and my polite smile too easily taken for a pederast's.
The resemblance with the first story starts with the exclusively male world both pieces depict (in spite of Lawson's title), and is followed by the similarity between its protagonist, Ratty Howlett, and the pederast in Joyce's story.
As an institution of reproduction, the city must legislate sexual laws that transcend the male, and most especially, the pederast's, view of love.
Lolita has the breadth and daring to describe the beginnings of a culture of sanctioned degeneracy so incremental that today only an overt step offends, as in the recent withdrawal of Calvin Klein's explicitly pederast ad campaign.
When I finished reading this memoir I asked myself: how could Podhoretz have sustained a friendship with someone like Ginsberg, fine poet though he might be, but also sex pervert, druggie, probably a pederast, and an impassioned America-hater?