In classical antiquitywriters such as Herodotus Plato Xenophon Athenaeus  and many others explored aspects of homosexuality in Greece. The most widespread and socially significant form of same-sex sexual relations in ancient Greece was between adult men and pubescent or adolescent boys, known as pederasty marriages in Ancient Greece between men and women were also age structured, with men in their thirties commonly taking wives in their early teens. It is unclear how such relations between women were regarded in the general society, but examples do exist as far back as the time of Sappho.
He was "by far the dearest of all the king's friends; he had been brought up with Alexander and shared all his secrets. His military career was distinguished. Besides being a soldier, engineer and diplomat he corresponded with the philosophers Aristotle and Xenocrates and actively supported Alexander in his attempts to integrate the Greeks and Persians.
Alexander the Great was known as a womanizer — his list of romances quite extensive. Researchers cannot make empirical studies to be sure about the thoughts and feelings of the people who lived in the times of Alexander the Great. At most, they can only make deductions from the historical records that are available.
This essay on sexual attraction disorientation and gender identity dysphoria was originally published prior to the election of Barack Obamaand has been updated since. Though only 4. According to public opinion analysts, it is women, youth and those with lower incomes and education, who believe those numbers are so much higher.
The purpose of this qualitative study is to examine how the Dutch gay Catholic man negotiates his seemingly contradictory sexual and religious identities. Homophobic interpretations of Catholic doctrine and belief often leave the gay Catholic man distanced and isolated from his faith. The current study expands on previous psychosocial literature by providing a more fluid and humanist theoretical framing of identity negotiation; as well as a historical, political, and psychological understanding of the gay Catholic men in Dutch context.
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Updated November 20, A group of Greek lawyers are threatening to sue Warner Bros film studios and Oliver Stone, the director of the widely anticipated film Alexanderfor suggesting Alexander the Great was bisexual. It demands that they include a reference in the title credits saying that the movie is a fictional tale and not based on official documents of the life of the Macedonian ruler. Everyone associated with Alexanderfrom Stone to star Colin Farrell, insist the film is historically accurate.
Although the term is new, discussions about sexuality in general, and same-sex attraction in particular, have occasioned philosophical discussion ranging from Plato's Symposium to contemporary queer theory. Since the history of cultural understandings of same-sex attraction is relevant to the philosophical issues raised by those understandings, it is necessary to review briefly some of the social history of homosexuality. Arising out of this history, at least in the West, is the idea of natural law and some interpretations of that law as forbidding homosexual sex.