Feb 25, · Well was he? Someone told me that, and I was just wondering if it was true. (Sorry about all the question marks, by the way. I couldn't submit the Status: Resolved. Being gay is, in part, a modern social construct that was not present in Ancient Athens. The social constructs concerning sexuality were very different. It was. Socrates was killed because he had the courage to ask difficult questions. Under Pericles, a man like Socrates could practice his method of discourse, his often times. In classical antiquity, writers such as Herodotus, Plato, Xenophon, Athenaeus and many others explored aspects of homosexuality in ancient Greece. Yes, this is not a myth. In many dialogues of Plato, Socrates is presented as a homosexual, attractedparticularly by young youths (including Alcibiades).
Socrates was a Pederast Homosexual Socrates seems to understand why one would write a speech on this subject, Gay, Bisexual and Trans. Jun 07, · A widely entertained opinion today is that the Greek philosophers were pedarasts and gay. Students point to the fact that Socrates (in Plato's dialogs Author: Musings of a Pertinacious Papist. Feb 25, · Well was he? Someone told me that, and I was just wondering if it was true. (Sorry about all the question marks, by the way. I couldn't submit the Status: Resolved.