WITHIN THE CIRCLE OF LOVERS AND BELOVED ONES.
HOMOSEXUALS IN THE SOCIAL LIFE AND CULTURE OF ATHENS 6-4 BC
The author discusses the problem of homosexuality in the Hellenic period. The presented analyses are not only historical as the author shows in detail reviewing the evidence of homosexual behaviour, but he also discusses the forms and meanings of that behaviour. He is specially interested in the axiological context. He tries to recreate the system of evaluations according to which these sexual activities were seen as positive and shows the borderline beyond which homosexuality was condemned.