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Or, Why Is Sappho a Man? The consul Quintus Lutatius Catulus was among a circle of poets who made short, light Hellenistic poems fashionable. History of lesbianism and Tribadism. A frieze at a brothel annexed to the Suburban Baths in Pompeii, shows a series of sixteen sex scenes, three of which display homoerotic acts:
The clothing, use of cosmetics, and mannerisms of a cinaedus marked him as effeminate but the same effeminacy that Roman men might find alluring in a puer became unattractive in the physically mature male.