These were the Boys who were escorted to the gymnasium by the slave paidagogoi and followed around at a distance by a pack of admirers. They were also expected to produce offspring and act modestly. State Library of NSW. Klinck, "'Sleeping in the Bosom of a Tender Companion': In Athens, as elsewhere, pederastia appears to have been a characteristic of the aristocracy. Hubbard utilizes both schools of thought when these seem pertinent to the ancient texts, pp.
The origins of the true in famous Greek Love should be placed, these scholars suggested, about years later, in the years before BC, in a virile and passionate and educational appreciation of youthful male beauty that was very quickly "corrupted" or "poisoned" by sensuality and indeed sex.
For the suitors there was a fine line to walk between looking keen and looking like a besotted fool. Bibliography Evslin, B. Yet, it led him to rebellion.
They are singing a beautiful song, a work of art, full of obscure allusions and some familiar names from ancient myths: