(Thank you David, for bringing us back to Greek. ;-)
A useful reference here, again, is Dover (pp15-17) where he discusses the
use of <paidika> in the sense of "eromenos", i.e. as "youth/lover" (i.e. as
distinct from "boy/child") in these contexts.
> The New Testament, of course, taking pointers from the Old Testament
>in its attitude toward aberrant sexual behavior, treats the practice of
>homosexuality as sin.
True (certainly, pace Bernadette Brooten, male homosexuality), but I think
the topic under discussion was how did the Greeks viewed such things.
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