Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of pederastic.

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  • adj. of homosexuality between a man and a boy

Etymologies

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paederast +‎ -ic

Examples

  • And he take pains to trace Wilde's homosexuality primarily to the literary precedents he discovered in his classical studies at Oxford -- the Greek ideal of a "paederastic" love of an older, intellectual mentor and an acolyte.

    Wilde in the Stacks

  • Wilde described his sexual identity as Socratic inspired by Greek paederastic tradition.

    Book Chick City

  • Europe has improved relations between men and women, neither paederastic acts nor homosexual beings can now exist.

    The Uses and Abuses of Historicism: Halperin and Shelley on the Otherness of Ancient Greek Sexuality

  • But there is still another and surer method of gauging the extent of paederastic perversion at Rome, and that is the richness of the

    Satyricon

  • But there is still another and surer method of gauging the extent of paederastic perversion at Rome, and that is the richness of the Latin vocabulary in terms and words bearing upon this repulsive subject.

    The Satyricon — Complete

  • Sir Richard laid great stress on the necessity of thoroughly annotating each translation from an erotic (and especially a paederastic) point of view, but subsequent circumstances caused me to abandon that intention.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

  • (On catching sight of us, they attempted to seduce us with paederastic wantonness, and one wretch, with his clothes girded up, assaulted

    Satyricon

  • (On catching sight of us, they attempted to seduce us with paederastic wantonness, and one wretch, with his clothes girded up, assaulted Ascyltos, and, having thrown him down upon a couch, attempted to gore him from above.

    The Satyricon — Complete

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