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Headword: *paidofqori/a
Adler number: pi,871
Translated headword: boy-abuse, pederasty
Vetting Status: high
See "a remarkable thing" under Gaius Lautorius.[1]
Greek Original:
*paidofqori/a: zh/tei e)n tw=| *ga/i+os *lautw/rios qauma/sion.
This unglossed headword is an exclusively Christian term used to refer to (and condemn) pederasty. An injunction against the practice was added to the sixth commandment by early Christian authors, to expand the existing one against adultery. See Epistle of Barnabas 19.4a (web address 1), Didache XII Apostolorum 2.2.1 (web address 2).
[1] gamma 13 (where two instances of boy-abuse are reported, but this particular word is not used).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; children; Christianity; daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 February 2004@11:38:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword, set status) on 15 May 2004@03:16:56.
Craig Gibson on 13 February 2009@09:54:44.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement) on 15 February 2009@04:01:18.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2013@08:38:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 21 September 2013@00:34:38.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, replaced link) on 4 July 2021@22:34:17.


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