In ironic, anti-gay commentaries that pepper the pages of his memoirs, La novela de un literato, a parade of ambiguous types, ephebes
, and effeminate creatures is on display in a gay spectacle, suggesting a voyeuristic fascination with the homosexual world, as Mira notes (67-68).
(39) Stoics, like some other philosophers who were active teachers continued to be respected, as shown for example by the inscription of 122/1 BC commending ephebes
to Stoics, Academics and Peripatetics as teachers, (40) and individuals could be honoured for their role as intellectuals, or at least as fairly harmless eccentrics.
(23) Porter (2003) associates Greek tragic representations of ephebes
with both femininity and the youthful eromenoi ("beloved males") who were pursued by older Greek males as passive participants in an erotic relationship.
As Lazare put it, "La foule et la police meme verraient d'un mauvais oeil le passant qui, dans les Tuileries ou le Luxembourg, reunirait autour de lui des ephebes
Literary works, however, are nothing else, in Bloom's acceptation, but willingly distorted readings (misreadings) of the works of predecesors, these acting on the young "ephebes
" (the new writers/poets who try to assert themselves) as oppressive factors, of which they wish to free themselves.
A substantial proportion of Medea's audience in 431 BCE would have been comprised of adult male citizens of Athens, likely organized in the Theater of Dionysus into thirteen kerkides or 'wedges,' ten of which were occupied by the ten traditional tribes of Attica; the middle wedge was allotted to members of the year's boule and ephebes
, while the outer two were occupied by noncitizens.
There are lightly bearded ephebes
with their flies in the rear.
Recent scholarship suggests that the choral dancing was performed by ephebes
(young men) in their athletic prime and resembled "aesthetically elevated" military maneuvers (Winkler 22-23).
On the second year they did practical military exercises, and ephebes
(young men of age) were assigned to military frontier garrisons.
Lewis's first two initials, and it is notable that the qualities that make him a member of Lehrl's "strange team of" intuitive and occult ephebes
" (80) are broadly those that both Wallace and Lewis saw as the hallmarks of a novel's function.