Homosexuality in Greek Mythology

 
9781512395846: Homosexuality in Greek Mythology

Homosexuality in Greek Mythology is an exhaustive study of homoeroticism. The catalyst was Eros, followed by Apollo who learned boy-love from the Spartan youth Hyacinth. Apollo’s wailing at the death of his belovèd, killed by the jealous West Wind when Hyacinth wouldn’t give him a tumble, awoke Zeus who decided to try his hand by capturing the Trojan Ganymede, making him Immortal as a first precaution. Like Caesar’s soldiers who laughed behind his back when he bedded recruits, none of the Olympians was unaware of the real purpose of Zeus’ so-called cupbearer. Having taken root, boy-love conquered the Greeks, bringing them victory in battle because no lover would ever demean himself in the eyes of his belovèd, vastly preferring death first. Two parts of this book are nearly book length in themselves, the first the voyage of the Argo, a ship of lovers and their belovèds, and the second the love between Achilles and Patrocles, played out during the colossal cataclysm of the Trojan War.

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