Richlin 2015 Boy-Love

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Author: Amy Richlin

Title: Reading boy-love and child-love in the Greco-Roman world

Subtitle: -

In: Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

Edited by: Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, and James Robson

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2015


Series: Rewriting Antiquity

ISBN-13: 9780415519410 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781315747910 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat


Keywords: Ancient Rome | Types: Child Sexual Abuse, Same-Sex Rape; Victims: Boys, Slaves

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Author: Amy Richlin, Department of Classics, University of California at Los Angeles

Abstract: »And same-sex desire takes center stage in Richlin's essay (Chapter 20) which comprises a reassessment of the evidence for pederasty in Rome. Her conclusion is that pre-pubescent slave boys were used for sex and that pre-pubescent free boys were also the object of sexual desire at Rome. A key part of her discussion is an examination of how nineteenth- and twentieth-century scholars have previously read the evidence.« (Source: Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz and James Robson, with assistance from Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones. »Introduction.« Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World. Edited by Mark Masteron et al. New York 2015)

Wikipedia: Child sexual abuse, Pederasty

Added: December 20, 2014 – Last updated: December 20, 2014