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MAKSIMCZUK, José Pablo. Menipo y Sócrates en Diálogos de los Muertos 6: pederastía en el Hades. Argos [online]. 2014, vol.37, n.2, pp.141-159. ISSN 1853-6379.

This paper discusses a fragment of Lucian's Dialogues of the Dead 6, in which Socrates after a brief conversation with Menippus of Gadara invites the latter to lie down with himself and his beautiful dead comrades, Charmides, Phaedrus and Alcibiades. A lexical and contextual analyzes of the fragment proves that Socrates' invitation conceals a pederastic intention. A global vision of Dialogues of the Dead and a consideration of Lucian's poetics explain why Socrates, who loves young boys, is interested in the old and ugly Menippus of Gadara.

Keywords : Lucian of Samosata; Dialogues of the Dead; Menippus of Gadara; Socrates; Pederasty.

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