In classical antiquity, writers such as herodotus, plato, xenophon, athenaeus and many others explored aspects of homosexuality in greece. The most widespread and socially significant form of same-sex sexual relations in ancient greece was between adult men and pubescent or adolescent boys, known as pederasty (marriages in ancient greece between men and women were also age structured, with men in their thirties commonly taking wives in their early teens). Though sexual relationships between adult men did exist, at least one member of each of these relationships flouted social conventions by assuming a passive sexual role. It is unclear how such relations between women were regarded in the general society, but examples do exist as far back as the time of sappho. Though sexual relationships between adult men did exist, at least one member of each of these relationships flouted social conventions by assuming a passive sexual role. It is unclear how such relations between women were regarded in the general society, but examples do exist as far back as the time of sappho. The practice of greek men at the time maintaining erotic relationships with adolescent boys on the side. This explosive cocktail comes together on filis street, which is right next to victoria square. For the past few decades, its been one of the hubs of prostitution and drug trade in athens. There, you can find samis bar, which is known as a place where gay hook-ups between young foreigners and older greek men are orchestrated. Discover the history of greek love, or pederasty or boy love - the original expression of homosexuality and the roots of todays gay community. Access comprehensive primary source materials, along with bibliographies, book reviews and articles relevant to pederasty. Pederasty in ancient greece was a socially acknowledged romantic relationship between an adult male (the erastes) and a younger male (the eromenos) usually in his teens. The influence of pederasty on greek culture of these periods was so pervasive that it has been called the principal cultural model for free relationships between. I was looking at some greek videos in yt, since im greek and im stuck here in germany i love to watch anything greek in yt or tumblr and i just saw a comment on a video saying that the greeks are awful humans and all that ( she hated extremly much ) and she did a conversation with someone her reply to the reason she hated the greeks was a greek ex-boyfriend who broke her heart.