Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Gorgias by Plato

Has any Professor had to give a "trigger warning" yet for The Gorgias because of the possibility that Socrates' use of "catamite" as a pejorative could be received as traumatically homophobic?  Or do professors hope, given the usual ignorance of undergraduates, that they can get away with defining "catamite" as an "itch-scratcher"?

Yes, I know, I really have too much time on my hands.

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