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Unformatted text preview: Same-sex relations and Masculinity 04/03/2010 14:35:00 ←- understanding of intimate sexual relations allow us to identify social norms ←- the Greeks saw homosexuality as an episodic phenomenon not as an innate need ←- the erotic element in a homosexual relationship (anal sex) was seen as a means of transferring information from an elder Greek male to younger Greek male ← ← Roman Views of Sex and Sexuality • Two categories of sources: o Visual representation and literary sources ← ←- the Romans engaged in heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual practices ← ← Fornicatio – sex outside marriage, fornix ‘arch’ ←- Roman male and female prostitutes use to wait under the arches of monuments, most notably the colosseum ← ← Bithania Nicomeda – queen of Bidthania ←- Nero would play this weird sexual game where he would pretend to be an animal and be let loose from a cage and attack the private parts of people tied to stakes...
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- Spring '10
- homosexual practices, younger Greek male, intimate sexual relations