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March 9th Lecture

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA232H1
Professor
Victoria Wohl
Semester
Winter

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CLA 232 - March 9th Lecture Sappho - womans desire threatens to kill her, womans desire is dangerous to women themselves, overwhelming, love like a moon, shining brighter than all the stars, sex as something beautiful and slow blooming, female sexuality is not something violent or destructive, women having homosexual love affairs and then still getting married, pederasty - in athens a pretty normal and widespread part of a mans life, older male often married would take a young boy around the age of puberty as his lover, educational relation to the boy, erastes = older man (lover), eromenos = the boy (beloved), the relationship was beneficial to both parties, fine line between this and prostitution, stigma against boy who were too promiscuous and had too many lovers, also a stigma of boys doi
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