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  kroll-pederasty.htm
The roots of pederasty are found first of all in the existence of a contrary sexual feeling that is probably more frequent in southern regions than in countries with moderate climates.
We know of pederasty in Thera from the ancient rock inscriptions (7th century?) that, due to their content and the location where they were found, appear to point to a connection with gymnastics and cultic ritual (IG XII 3.536-601, 1410-1493, also Hiller v.
Where we have a richer tradition, in the 5th century, pederasty appears in full bloom: that Themistocles and Aristeides were competing for the favors of the beautiful Stesileos (Plutarch, Themistocles 3) may be invented, but Ion (FHG II 64) testifies that Sophocles was a philomeiraks.
www.well.com /user/aquarius/kroll-pederasty.htm   (3995 words)

  
  Pederasty in ancient Greece - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Greek pederasty, as idealized by the Greeks from Archaic times onward, was a relationship and bond between an adolescent boy and an adult man outside of his immediate family, and was constructed as an aristocratic moral and educational institution.
Pederasty is closely associated with the customs of athletic and artistic nudity in the gymnasia, delayed marriage for gentlemen, symposia and seclusion of women.
Foucault declared that pederasty was "problematized" in Greek culture, that it was "the object of a special — and especially intense — moral preoccupation" focusing on concern with the chastity/moderation of the erōmenos (the term used for the "beloved" youth).
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Pederasty_in_ancient_Greece   (6665 words)

  
  Pederasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In antiquity, pederasty as an educational institution for the inculcation of moral and cultural values, as well as a sexual diversion, was practiced from the Archaic period onwards in Ancient Greece.
Pederasty was the idealized form of an age-structured homoeroticism that, like all social institutions, had other, less idyllic, manifestations, such as prostitution or the use of one’s slave boys.
The rise of Christianity led to the suppression of pederasty by the Byzantine emperors, as it was one of the mainstays of a classical pagan culture which the church fathers saw as in conflict with Biblical teaching.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pederasty   (6534 words)

  
 Pederasty in ancient Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greek pederasty, as idealized by the Greeks from Archaic times onward, was a relationship and bond between an adolescent boy and an adult man outside of his immediate family, and was constructed as an aristocratic moral and educational institution.
Pederasty is closely associated with the customs of athletic and artistic nudity in the gymnasia, delayed marriage for gentlemen, symposia and seclusion of women.
Foucault declared that pederasty was "problematized" in Greek culture, that it was "the object of a special — and especially intense — moral preoccupation" focusing on concern with the chastity/moderation of the erōmenos (the term used for the "beloved" youth).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pederasty_in_ancient_Greece   (6110 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Pederasty
Pederasty was notable to historians in Moorish Spain, and Tuscany and northern Italy during the Renaissance.
In Roman times, pederasty largely lost its status as a ritual part of education — a process already begun by the increasingly sophisticated and cosmopolitan Greeks — and was instead seen as an activity primarily driven by one's sexual desires and competing with desire for women.
The rise of Christianity led to the suppression of pederasty by the Byzantine emperors, as it was one of the mainstays of a classical pagan culture which the church fathers saw as in conflict with Biblical teaching.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Pederasty   (6944 words)

  
 Pederasty - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pederasty, as idealized by the ancient Greeks, was a relationship and bond between an adolescent boy and an adult man outside of his immediate family.
In antiquity, pederasty as a moral and educational institution was practiced in Ancient Greece and Rome.
The rise of Christianity led to the suppression of pederasty, as it was one of the mainstays of a classical pagan culture which the church fathers saw as an obstacle to their proselytizing.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Pederasty   (6383 words)

  
 Osmanlı Tarihi Kültürü Medeniyeti Edebiyatı Sanatı
Pederasty, as idealized by the ancient Greeks, was a relationship and bond between an adolescent boy and an adult man outside of his immediate family.
In antiquity, pederasty as a moral and educational institution was practiced in Ancient Greece and Rome.
The rise of Christianity led to the suppression of pederasty, as it was one of the mainstays of a classical pagan culture which the church fathers saw as an obstacle to their proselytizing.
www.osmanlimedeniyeti.com /wiki/Pederasty_.html   (6614 words)

  
 William Armstrong Percy III/Pederasty and Pedagogy in Archaic Greece
Combining impeccable scholarship with accessible, straightforward prose, Pederasty and Pedagogy in Archaic Greece argues that institutionalized pederasty began after 650 B.C., far later than previous authors have thought, and was initiated as a means of stemming overpopulation in the upper class.
Pederasty was from the beginning both physical and emotional, the highest and most intense type of male bonding.
These pederastic bonds, Percy believes, were responsible for the rise of Hellas and the "Greek miracle": in two centuries the population of Attica, a mere 45,000 adult males in six generations, produced an astounding number of great men who laid the enduring foundations of Western thought and civilization.
www.press.uillinois.edu /f98/percy.html   (368 words)

  
 The Loquitur: USF Literary Magazine
While many of their religious stories involved homosexuality, this was not the way the myths were originally composed, and probably evolved during the classical age to include stories of Zeus' irresistible passion for his young boy cupbearer, Garrymede; and that of Zeus causing of the first homosexual act among men to occur.
Another explanation that seems to explain pederasty may have been that the adult males were performing a type of guidance for the sons of fathers who had been killed in battle.
This was an honorable way of pursuing pederasty and was thought of as educational and good for the younger boy by the philosophers of the day.
www.stfrancis.edu /en/loquitur/2001/buss.htm   (2603 words)

  
 Defining Ancient Greek Sexuality - Bruce S. Thornton. Eros: The Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality. -- William Armstrong ...
His theme is the origin and dispersion of institutionalized pedagogical pederasty, which he defines as the love of an adolescent boy between the ages of twelve and eighteen by a young man in his twenties.
The adoption of institutionalized pederasty was a response to the overpopulation of Greece that began in the eighth century.
The main thesis of the book, that pedagogical pederasty began in Crete and spread to the rest of Greece as a means of population control, at first glance seems compelling and is no doubt part of the explanation.
www.geocities.com /kidhistory/ja/defining.htm   (3014 words)

  
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Greeks so strongly accepted pederasty that sometimes boys would have their own vial of oil, carrying it on a thong around their neck or at their waist to advertise their availability to a potential erastes.
Pederasty and exposure or abandonment of unwanted excess newborns remained the sole recourses for limiting population growth in Athens, as in many other poleis.
Afterwards, pederasty increased with the growing sophistication of Athenian society in the arts and sciences.
www.truthtree.com /pederasty.shtml   (5939 words)

  
 Andrew LEAR The Idealization of Pederasty in Archaic Greek Poetry and Vase-Painting
In 1985, Foucault declared that pederasty was "problematized" in Greek culture: it was (1985.193) "the object of a special &emdash; and especially intense &emdash; moral preoccupation." Today this concept is widely accepted: even scholars critical of Foucault accept or extend it (Cohen 1991.171-202, Hubbard 1998.49).
In the Theognidea, pederasty is a part of the elite male's method of passing on his wisdom and loyalties to his younger associates.
Foucault's "problematization" is not present in the evidence for pederasty in the Archaic period.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/05mtg/abstracts/LEAR.html   (519 words)

  
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Combining impeccable scholarship with accessible, straightforward prose, Pederasty and Pedagogy in Archaic Greece argues that institutionalized pederasty began after 650 B.C., far later than previous authors have thought, and was initiated as a means of stemming overpopulation in the upper class.
Pederasty was from the beginning both physical and emotional, the highest and most intense type of male bonding.
First, he cogently restates against him the case for ‘initiatory’ pederasty as a social institution, in Crete (the alleged fons et origo from which institutionalized pederasty was diffused in Greece) and Sparta.
williamapercy.com /pub-Peder.htm   (1136 words)

  
 New book promotes sex with children
Pederasty, or sexual relations between men and adolescent boys, is condemned in our society as an unqualified evil that maims and destroys.
The empirical data show that pederasty is not only not predestined to injure, but can benefit the adolescent when practiced according to the ancient Greek form.
The animal data suggest that the seeds for pederasty were planted at the dawn of humanity.
www.prisonplanet.com /articles/september2005/190905newbook.htm   (681 words)

  
 Pederasty and Homosexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pederasty - that is, love between a man and a youth of 12 to 18 years of age - say middle-class homosexuals, lesbians, and feminists, has nothing to do with gay liberation.
Pederasty is inseparable from the high points of Western culture - ancient Greece and the Renaissance.
Most felt that younger and older males were naturally attracted to each other and that pederasty was a positive good for society because it helped to socialize young males and provided them with a necessary sexual outlet, thereby reducing undesirable social phenomena such as unwanted pregnancies and prostitution.
216.220.97.17 /pederasty.htm   (3072 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: Pederasty
Pederasty, as a general rule, has stayed as a structure among gays because it has many distinct benefits.
For the younger man, it is an opportunity to learn from someone with more experience-- with sex and the world; it is also a way of helping the younger man as he is in a state of self-discovery.
For high moralists and the Religious Right, it remains a thorn in their flesh that most men who have been involved in pederasty as a younger partner claim to have been left unharmed or better off.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=Pederasty   (633 words)

  
 New Testament Greek Terminology of Homosexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Greek terminology contemporary to the writiers of the New Testament relating to same-gender sexual activity is actually a series of words describing different aspects of the Greco Roman practice of pederasty.  The words do not express the concept of homosexuality as we know it today.
The noun "charis" and the verb "charidesthai" refer to the granting of sexual favors, as in the younger partner granting favor the older partner.
Once again, this verse is speaking of a specific style of pederasty characterized by the young, passive, for-hire call boy and the adult customer.
www.ralliance.org /corinth_mggm.html   (509 words)

  
 Jobs, News and Views for All of Higher Education - Inside Higher Ed :: Pressure Prompts Publisher to Punt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pederasty is surely a word that our modern western culture applies to sexual relations between older men and boys or older men and young men.
Pederasty is a crime in most western nations.
Rind or anyone else interested; whether or not it is possible that these relationships between the priests and the young boys were not only not as destructive as we deem them to have been but possibly good for the children involved.
www.insidehighered.com /news/2005/09/27/publish   (4467 words)

  
 Amazon.de: Pederasty and Pedagogy in Archaic Greece: English Books: William Armstrong Percy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pederasty and Pedagogy in Archaic Greece (Gebundene Ausgabe)
The author also clearly differentiates "pederasty" (sex between postpubescent youth and adult males) from "pedophilia" (sex between prepubescent boys and adult males), noting the evidence showing that pedophilia was not a condoned behavior in Archaic Greece.
This work is an excellent place to begin for anyone who wishes to trace how previous civilizations not only tolerated, but in some instances even encouraged, male-male relationships until the purveyors of the Judeo-Christian model vigorously proselytized their beliefs and shunned the behavior out of the mainstream.
www.amazon.de /Pederasty-Pedagogy-in-Archaic-Greece/dp/0252022092   (614 words)

  
 words:  pederasty
"Pederasty" is an ancient Greek word that referred to sexual relationships between men and boys.
During the rise of secularism in 18th Century France, "pederasty" was used as a replacement for the term "sodomy" which seemed old and ecclesiastical because of its biblical origins.
This usage continued in 18th and 19th Century France and Germany, but was ultimately replaced by "homosexual" at the beginning of the 1900s.
www.gayhistory.com /rev2/words/pederasty.htm   (139 words)

  
 glbtq >> social sciences >> Pederasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Although there are many references to the custom in both the surviving Greek and Roman literature, most scholars have been reluctant to discuss the subject, and few traditional histories of Greek life or culture by modern writers included a discussion of it until the last part of the twentieth century.
Some individuals, notably the Marquis de Sade and Friedrich Nietzsche, earlier discussed institutionalized pederasty in Greece, but their writings on this topic were generally ignored by scholars.
One of the questions that recent students of Greek culture have not been able to answer is whether pederasty led to androphilia, that is, homosexual relations between adults.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/pederasty.html   (827 words)

  
 Greek homosexuality
Prostitution, which was an important aspect of Athenian life, had little to do with male dominance; nor was -and this is important- Greek homosexuality restricted to pederastry between a dominant adult and a shy boy.
According to the proponents of this theory, pederasty came to being on the Dorian island Crete, where grown-up men used to kidnap adolescents.
It is now clear that homosexuality was not restricted to pederasty, and that we have to study our evidence more carefully.
www.livius.org /ho-hz/homosexuality/homosexuality.html   (2339 words)

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