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Episode 8 Pederasty in Ancient Greece and Rome

Ryan Shelton

This podcast explores the concept of pederasty in the ancient societies of Greece and Rome. The podcast focuses on Greece, and compares the two societies and how they viewed this concept. How different were they reallys when it came to the concept of pederasty and sexuality? In order to explore this question, this podcast contains an interview with a former CSUN student who studies Ancient Greece and Rome and focuses on sexuality, including pederasty.

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Ryan Shelton


Ryan is a senior student at California StateUniversity, Northridge. He is a history major and queer studies minor with an interest in sexualities throughout the world and throughout time periods. This podcast fits into those interests perfectly and puts together his major and his minor to create this capstone project.

Further Reading

Hubbard, Thomas K. A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities, Chichester, England; Malden, Massachusetts; Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.

Konstan, David. “Women, Boys, and the Paradigm of Athenian Pederasty.” Differences, vol. 13 no. 2, 2002, pp. 35–56.

Percy, William A.“The Ins and Outs of Greek Pederasty,” The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, vol. 16, no. 6, 2009, p. 8.

Skinner, Marilyn B. Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture. 2nd. ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2013