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Old 03-04-2007, 05:50 PM
BrainGlutton BrainGlutton is offline
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Originally Posted by Helen's Eidolon
Especially since, in Sparta, a man could be fined for not having an eromenos.
Well, that wasn't just about pleasure. Greek pederasty was a functional social institution -- the erastes (adult lover) was expected to mentor and educate the eromenos (teenage lover), set a good example for him on the battlefield, and so on. (Homosexuality between adults was considered ridiculous.)

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