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I have been told that this was ilegal under the law that

No man shall submit to another

However, this does not sound to me like it is banning homosexuals, perhaps banning one from being a submissive but that would be all.

Is there any evidence that this activity was any rarer in Sparta than any other Greek state?

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IMO you need to clarify your source. Submit can mean entirely different things in different contexts. A sexual context is perhaps rather an exception than the rule. – Drux Feb 6 '13 at 15:12
There were also slaves... – DVK Feb 6 '13 at 16:22
It might be helpful to find the actual ancient Greek word used there, rather than trying to parse it out of an English translation. – T.E.D. Feb 7 '13 at 8:07
Yeah, sorry I am struggling. I was told it was one of Lycurgus's laws. However, I cannot find a reference to it anywhere on line .... – Stefan Feb 7 '13 at 10:14
If this is the case it's rather funny considering their defeat by the theban sacred band – Jeroen K Dec 14 '13 at 22:34

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