Catching Elephant is a theme by Andy Taylor. The Romans rhetorically were very anti gay but practiced it a great deal, a lot of Roman Emperors were homosexual or bisexual. Greek philosophy is very anti emotion and very pro logic a distinction that I think is pretty stupid but what ever and they tended to personify reason in a Greek Man and Emotion in women or Persians. In fact, the idea of Greek culture was more bisexuality than homosexuality, the idealized man is one who has kids with his wife, but the closest thing to true love is with his boyfriend. Ask me anything at all, bring it on. Actually on ancient Jewish homophobia, one of the important parts of the Old Testament and Leviticus in particular, is that the Jewish elite is very afraid of losing their culture to near by societies, including the Greeks. So you have this weird double think where people are trying to claim the legacy of ancient Greece but are awkwardly turning a blind eye to the fact that the Greeks were really into same sex relationships.
Alaia. Age: 23.
The Romans rhetorically were very anti gay but practiced it a great deal, a lot of Roman Emperors were homosexual or bisexual.
Angel. Age: 23.
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Greeks were a warrior culture and tied relationships between men very strongly to their value as warriors. Jewish resistance to Hellenization was very strong, and was a major factor in both the creation of Christianity and the eventual Second Diaspora. What I do find really interesting is that this hyper masculine warrior culture with lots of man love is that Feudal Japan did very similar stuff, evidently it is a hyper macho warrior thing. And he would have sex with them.