Pederasty and Pedagogy in Archaic Greece

Pederasty and Pedagogy in Archaic Greece

Paperback

By (author) William Armstrong Percy III

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  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 22mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Baltimore
  • ISBN 10: 0252067401
  • ISBN 13: 9780252067402

Product description

Combining impeccable scholarship with accessible prose, this volume argues that institutionalized pederasty began after 650 B.C., far later than previously thought, and was used as a means of stemming overpopulation in the upper class.Pederasty established bonds that William Armstrong Percy III argues were responsible for the rise of Hellas and the "Greek miracle": in two centuries the population of Attica, 45,000 adult males in six generations, produced an astounding number of great men who laid the foundations of Western thought and civilization.

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