Pullus was a term for a young animal, and particularly a chick. Colby Keller 32 videos. Although the sexual inviolability of underage male citizens is usually emphasized, this anecdote is among the evidence that even the most well-born youths might go through a phase in which they could be viewed as "sex objects". The complexities of gender identity in the religion of Cybele and the Attis myth are explored by Catullus in one of his longest poems, Carmen
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One of his few surviving fragments is a poem of desire addressed to a male with a Greek name. Acceptable male partners were slaves and former slaves, prostitutes , and entertainers, whose lifestyle placed them in the nebulous social realm of infamia , excluded from the normal protections accorded a citizen even if they were technically free. Please login or register to add a video to collections. Homosexuality in ancient Rome often differs markedly from the contemporary West.