The Dispersion of Pederasty and the Athletic Revolution in Sixth-Century BC Greece

@article{Scanlon2005TheDO,
  title={The Dispersion of Pederasty and the Athletic Revolution in Sixth-Century BC Greece},
  author={Thomas Francis Scanlon},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2005},
  volume={49},
  pages={63 - 85}
}
  • T. Scanlon
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • History
  • Journal of Homosexuality
Abstract Dorian Crete and Thebes are conventionally seen by ancient sources as the originators of pederasty; modern historians see support for this view in Dorian male-centered militarism and sexual segregation in upbringing. Here athletic culture, including training, nudism, and competition, is argued to be a chief ‘trigger’ for the emergence of pederasty in Sparta and its relatively rapid spread to other Greek states in the seventh to sixth centuries BC. Athletic nudity, in particular, was… 
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