(BLSB) - The Concept of Chaste Pederasty as a Target of Satire in a Fragment of 'Dithyramb' by Amphis

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Boy About to Hurl a Javelin Is Offered a Pouch by Youth. Attic red-figure cup by the Painter of the Paris Gigantomachy, c. 490–470 BCE. Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, 698.


From Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, edited by Thomas K. Hubbard (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003).

3.29 Amphis, Dithyramb fr. 15 PCG

What do you say? Do you expect to persuade me that there is such a thing as a lover of a ripe young boy who is merely a lover of character, who overlooks his appearance and is truly modest? I am not persuaded of this any more than that a poor man who often annoys the prosperous does not want to take something.


Anal Sex Among Youths, Man And Youth Engage In Intercrural. Attic black-figure hydria, ca. 510 B.C. New York, Shelby White and Leon Levy Collection, 737.

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