Dating courting in greece
For example, Aristophanes (c.445-c.380) shows them dressed like women, with a bra, a wig and a gown, and calls them euryprôktoi, "wide arses".
In this scholarly reconstruction of ancient sexual behavior, the older lover is presented as some sort of substitute father: he is there to help his beloved one on his way to manhood and maturity, and to initiate him in the customs of grown-up people.
Dover published his influential book Greek Homosexuality in 1978, an avalanche of new studies has appeared.
Those scholars who prefer the historical approach are convinced that pederasty originates in Dorian initiation rites.
The Dorians were the last tribe to migrate to Greece, and they are usually described as real he-men with a very masculine culture.
It took several decades for the word to become current.
In ancient Greece, there never was a word to describe homosexual practices: they were simply part of aphrodisia, love, which included men and women alike.