Posts about The Myth of Zeus and Ganymedes written by Orphic Hymn Homosexuality in ancient Rome often differs markedly from the contemporary West. Latin lacks words that would precisely translate “homosexual” and “heterosexual”. The primary dichotomy of ancient Roman sexuality was active/dominant/masculine and passive/submissive/feminine. Roman society was patriarchal, and the freeborn male citizen possessed political liberty (libertas) and the right to rule By Dara Crawley”The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.”- Georg C. Lichtenberg Nymph and Satyr a mosaic from PompeiiFor this first blog I decided to really go beyond contemporary America and… W hen Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world. The Torah’s prohibition of non-marital sex quite simply made the creation of Western civilization possible. Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The ancients seem to have accepted homosexuality without too much concern. Plato recounts a myth that sets both male and female homosexuality firmly within the realm of normality 1.Zeus himself kept a catamite (young male lover), his cup-bearer Ganymede. * Of 32,000 verses in the Bible, only five directly mention homosexuality. * The Qur’an only directly mentions homosexuality once. * Leviticus, the book of the Bible which stipulates death for homosexuality, requires the same punishment for adultery, pre-marital sex, disobedient children and .
Athenean Pederasty. The first contradiction one comes accross when reading this entry in wiki is that the common and widespread practice of “pederasty” as presented in the entry titled “Homosexuality in ancient Greece” became an “upper class” custom only to again change and just 2 lines down become “encouraged by the Athenean society” . You briefly mentioned the issue of Christian chastity. Isn’t this the real problem, and what has destroyed the institution of the family? I submit that if you could bring back the importance of Christian chastity (which I take to mean sex only within marriage), it wouldn’t matter if homosexuality and gay marriage were accepted. Posts about Homosexuality written by C .T. A painting about fleeing from Sodom A year ago Richard Spencer, the editor of Radix, a popular white nationalist webzine, tweeted: “Homosexuality has been a part of European societies and culture for millennia.It is not going away, not something to get worked up about.” Expressions. Anthropologists propose three subdivisions of homosexuality: age-structured, egalitarian and gender-structured. Pederasty is the archetypal example of male age-structured homosexuality. Geoffrey Gorer and others distinguish pederasty from pedophilia, which he defined as a separate, fourth type that he described as “grossly pathological in all societies of which we have record.” .
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