Quiz on Nissinen “Classical Antiquity”
Answer the following questions using Nissinen’s book and specifically the chapter “Classical Antiquity.” Good answers will be very specific, will include direct references to specific passages in the text, and will explain the context and importance of the passage.
- Explain the role of the erastes and the paidika (or eromenos) in the pederastic relationship.
- Give some examples of the moral restrictions and ideals regarding a sexual life in Classical Age Athens.
- What was the ‘purpose’ of the hetaera (also spelled hetaira)?
- Why was it not proper for a young man to aspire to sexual satisfaction in the pederastic relationship?