Cohen- Homosexuality in Ancient Greece

David’s Cohen “Homosexuality in Ancient Greece” determines to examine the ways in which the ancient Greeks, mainly the Athenians, saw homosexuality. Cohen begins with an overview of the actual laws in Greece dealing with the matter. He describes Athen’s judicial rulings, and delves further into the matter of gays. Cohen’s thesis being that it is impossible to understand homosexuality in Greece without further understanding the social and judicial¬† views in city-states like Athens.

Cohen finishes his article by stating that in Greece, there was no single view on homosexuality. Each city-state dealt with the matter differently, depending on the social norms there.

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