A Problem in Greek Ethics

John Addington Symonds


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This book is a ground-breaking study of the Greek institution of paiderastia. This was a custom by which adolescent men made alliances with older men of a romantic and sexual nature. The young men in question were the same age as contemporary teen pop stars (aproximately from puberty to the Athenian age of majority, 21). And they were treated similarly, as celebrities, showered with gifts and attention, and fought over by lovers. Philosophers such as Plato considered these same-sex unions as a remedy for tyranny.

This book has 91 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1901.

Production notes: This ebook of A Problem in Greek Ethics was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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