In Death in Venice, sublimated pederastic
desire drives Aschenbach to create the perfect piece of prose, notably, at the point when his Apollonian-Dionysian forces reach equipoise.
20, 1809), Cam Hobhouse reports that pederasty was openly practiced among the Albanians, and Lord Byron includes in his Childe Harold an Albanian song with pederastic
themes, suppressed at publication.
7) Thornton argues that while some scholars believe pederastic
couples engaged in anal sex, more likely they participated in "intercrural" sex, in which the adult male rubbed his penis between the thighs of the young man.
146) Chryssipus' apprenticeship in the charioteer's art already implies the relationship between pederastic
eros and death.
61) He was a man infatuated with violence, homosexual murder, pederastic
rape, disembowelment (of himself, others, lovers, and kittens), and the sexual ecstasies of suicide long before politics aroused his interest.
26, also does not cohere with a pederastic
conception of homosexuality; one is at pains to see how homosexual activity by women (among whom the practice of pederasty was unknown) is illustrative of or synonymous to the specific practice of pederasty among men.
That, however, the eros in question, at least in the original, is almost exclusively pederastic
, might lead us to ask how a text comprised primarily of speeches celebrating relationships whose consummation was punishable by death in sixteenth-century France could be reconfigured in the same time and place for such a paradigmatically straight and officially-sanctioned context as a royal wedding--until we recall that the dominant trajectory of Renaissance theories of eros inspired by the Symposium was one of progressive heterosexualization.
As is well known, the West has followed a remarkable path from Greek pederastic
paideia politics (and centuries of its academic interpretation) (Percy, III, 1996), anti-masturbation crusades (Hall, 1991; Pryke, 2005), discussions of the Oedipal stage, the absent father, "developmentally expected" adolescent homosexuality (Spurlock, 2002), "gender disorder" (Sedgwick, 1993; compare Zucker & Spitzer, 2005), sissiness (Grant, 2004), and circumcision (e.
Lamb undoubtedly expected his audience to recognize the false note of aphrodisiac or pederastic
cannibalism, the submerged sexual component in Elia's voracious longing for the piglet.
What makes these letters' survival a minor miracle is their volatile, potentially incriminating content, for Ireland made frequent and frank reference to his pederastic
preoccupations (and, less frequently, to the priest's own "Uranian" tendencies).
In the vision of the Phaedrus lovers (it is worth pointing out again that Plato unequicovally refers to pederastic
love) are therefore the most privileged human beings.
He discerns a more sexually open and less punitive society as having been enjoyed by pederastic
Greek males alongside their heterosexual unions with their female spouses and managers of their household economies.