Cohen

In his article, David Cohen addresses homosexuality in Ancient Greece. Cohen begins by examining all of the laws and judicial rulings that were in place regarding homosexuality. There was a wide variety of these laws between the varying Greek states. Cohen also gets opinions of several prominent and intellectual Athenians to show the contradictions between the social attitude towards homosexuality and the laws regarding it. Cohen also delves into the different roles men play when it comes to relations, showing how the reversal of these roles could have been extremely dishonoring. In the end Cohen has a very interesting conclusion: that a definite conclusion cannot be drawn. Cohen shows us how this amount of research and a solid paper can lead us to a dead end, and that this type of conclusion is completely acceptable given certain circumstances.

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