But the church made slow progress and it seems that homosexuality throughout the Middle Ages was more ignored and disregarded than persecuted. Retrieved from " https: Articles lacking reliable references from June All articles lacking reliable references Commons category link is on Wikidata Commons category link is on Wikidata using P It should also be noted that some historians explain the widespread homosexuality in classical Greece by noting the extremely low level of education among women, assuming that men felt bored to tears in female company. He says that in the Legion the practice was "less a hidden vice but much more a public nuisance, which often kept me from sleeping in the barracks. These brotherhoods were strictly separated from the rest of society, and surrounded by an aura of mystery. It seems that the primary result of moral pressure from the church was that existing realities were concealed and ignored.
On the other hand there aren't any confessions of homosexual mercenaries.
Homosexuality in the militaries of ancient Greece
Although this patently absurd project was quickly cancelled, it nevertheless demonstrates what behavior generals expect soldiers to be capable of, once the control barriers are lowered even slightly. The widespread practice of making each other heirs is certainly no evidence of homosexuality, but is a further indication of the closeness of these relationships. However, it is significant that many reports of sodomy refer to isolated garrisons or to the lowest - i. When this subject comes up it is often argued that such practices occurred because mercenaries were forced to live without women, and hasty parallels to "prison gays" are constructed. Only when the French king needed a good excuse for the disbandment of the Templars did sodomy become useful as a reason for persecution. He had two male lovers:
According to Xenophonthe Spartans abhorred the thought of using the relationships as the basis of unit formation for placing too much significance on sexuality rather than talent. In journalism In policing History of same-sex unions Queer erasure bisexual. With this bomb strong aphrodisiacs were to be sprayed over enemy lines, in the hopes that their fighting strength would drained in a homosexual orgy. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In discussing homosexuality in the Foreign Legion parallels are often drawn to prison sexuality which of course is for the most part accurate. Digging a little deeper, one discovers that homosexuality was so widespread in the Foreign Legion that the Arabs talked of "Madame Legion".