Gay Archives - Queer Art History - Ancient gay paintings
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In classical antiquity, writers such as Herodotus, Plato, Xenophon, Athenaeus and many others For this reason, pederasty was not considered to be a homosexual act, given that the 'man' would be taking on a . between the two by portraying Patroclus with a beard in paintings and pottery, while Achilles is cleanshaven. Such a trend distinguishes Roman homoerotic art to the active partner of homosexual encounters, the erastes.