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There was a strict distinction between an active homosexual (who would have sex with men and women) and a passive homosexual (who was regarded as servile and effeminate).
This morality was in fact used against Julius Caesar, whose allegedly passive sexual interactions with the king of Bithynia were commented everywhere in Rome.
They accused him of being dominated by these same women and wives, of being uxorious, and of being a womaniser.
Thus, Roman citizens could penetrate non-citizen males, plebeian (or low class) males, male slaves, boys, eunuchs and male prostitutes just as easily as young female slaves, concubines and female prostitutes.
This is proved by a law in the Theodosian Code from the Christian emperors Constantius and Constans which was passed on 16 December 342.
The Roman emperor Elagabalus is also reported to have done the same.
However, no upper class citizen would allow himself to be penetrated by another man, regardless of age or status.
He would have to play the active role in any sexual relationship with a man.