Though early Mayans are thought to have been strongly antagonistic to same-sex relationships, later Mayan states employed pederastic
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.
This essay thus contributes to a critical genealogy of heterosexuality by insisting that we focus on the specific work done by different texts in particular contexts rather than homogenizing the translation of pederastic
eros, and that we not presume an inexorable teleology leading "naturally" to a familiar, self-evident, self-identical heterosexuality.
Following Pater again, Wilde updates the ancient pederastic
tradition, taking it as the model for the relationship between playwrights and boy actors in the Renaissance.
173) The doctrines of the Hellenistic and Judaic traditions equated homosexual acts with murder, possibly in reaction to the Greek cultural acceptance of pederastic
12) On these fascinating poets, including William (Johnson) Cory, who wrote sentimental and pederastic
poetry about his students before scandal ended his Eton career, see Timothy d'Arch Smith, Love in Earnest: Some Notes on the Lives and Writings of English "Uranian" Poets from 1889 to 1930 (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1970).
same-sex love/desire, pederastic
, homoerotic, sodomitical, homosocial)--some of them fashioned recently, of course, but without the medicalized, controlling identification and specific historical significance behind "homosexual.
Sixty-eight percent thought the Catholic Church was trying to "cover up things" rather than root out its pederastic
Klossowski was praised in Le Monde's obit for his "universe in which theological speculation met eroticism with a strong Sadeian and pederastic
element, but without any vulgarity at all.
However, in contrast and on the contemporary scene of the novel, one of the important characters is a regendered priest -- once female, but now male -- who is being blackmailed by the local pederastic
Similarly, the vicount Charles Levy-Vendomes disavows any pederastic
tendencies by urging that "le bar on de Charlus n'est pas mon cousin" 'the Baron de Charlus is not my cousin' (66); and later Levy-Vendomes sarcastically asks Schlemilovitch, "Vous prendriez-vous pour Charles Swann par hasard?
The vague circulation of sexual innuendo in this passage may be Croce's commentary as well on the pederastic
pedagogies attributed by rumor to many humanists.