Ancient Greece – there’s hardly a more revered civilization in Western history, yet it’s also notorious, particularly for a little thing called pederasty: institutionalized love between an older man and a much younger man. But what was pederasty really like? Was it exploitative? Was it always even sexual? And was it really that different from the courtly love of later eras? In today’s showcase episode, Ryan Stitt of the podcast The History of Ancient Greece brings it all out of the closet.

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