Rights and legal issues. Spartan views on pederasty and homoeroticism were much more austere than those of other parts of Greece. Some vases do show the younger partner as sexually responsive, prompting one scholar to wonder, "What can the point of this act have been unless lovers in fact derived some pleasure from feeling and watching the boy's developing organ wake up and respond to their manual stimulation? The sex-market had one other consequence. Of what am I speaking? Sexual variety, not excluding paiderastiawas characteristic of the Hellenistic era ; see Peter Green"Sex and Classical Literature," in Classical Bearings:
Instead of sublimely rising, his Ganymede is kicking and screaming, dragged off in incontinent terror.
Pederasty in ancient Greece
A hard sound, chink, chink. All I can say here is that there seems to be a debate in the literature as to when and where exactly such an identity can be formed. Neither Homer nor Hesiod ever explicitly ascribes homosexual experiences to the gods or to heroes. I would more darkly view Protestant church leaders who destroyed nearly wholesale as many vestiges of Catholic Christianity as they could since no graven image nor non-scripture was fit for Faithful Christians in those days. During Plato's time there were some people who had "the audacity to say" that homosexual sex was shameful in any circumstances. Some vases do show the younger partner as sexually responsive, prompting one scholar to wonder, "What can the point of this act have been unless lovers in fact derived some pleasure from feeling and watching the boy's developing organ wake up and respond to their manual stimulation? On inspecting the bodies, Philip II realized who the militia was.