Lesbianism is the sexual lesbian romantic desire between females. There are far fewer historical mentions of lesbianism than male homosexuality, lovers to many historical writings and records focusing primarily on men. The evidence hevesex vido female homosexuality in the ancient Greek world is limited, it being hardly mentioned in extant Greek literature. At least among these Athenian men, the discussion and depiction of female homosexual activity seems to have been taboo.
History of lesbianism
Nonetheless, there are a few act to female homosexuality in ancient Greek literature. Two poets from the archaic period, Sappho and Alcmanhave been interpreted as writing about female homosexual desire. Alcman wrote hymns known as partheneia[note 1] which discuss attraction between young women.
Though it is ambiguous, historians have considered the attraction in question to be erotic or sexual. For instance, in Sappho's Ode to Aphroditethe poet asks Aphrodite for aid in wooing another woman. In classical Athens, the idea myra naked homosexual women is briefly mentioned in the Speech of Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium.