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Es decir, es a partir del erastes (Penia que es toda miseria) que se acerca a Poros (el eromenos en esta ocasion) para que de este abrazo se de la posibilidad de engendrar a Eros.
Hagesidamus' relation to Ilas raises the question whether the prominence of trainers in Pindar's epinicia for boy victors may have been due to the trainer conventionally being an erastes.
The age when uncritical essentialism (15) was acceptable in discussions of Greco-Roman homosexuality is hopefully long gone, and a social-constructionist interpretation of the love story which is sensitive to the ancient preconceptions about pederasty will let one better understand how Xenophon intended to depict, and his immediate audience would have perceived, Hippothoos the erastes.
Much of the dialogue focuses on the question whether the boy is better off accepting as his lover a man who is passionately aroused, a true erastes, or a "non-lover," a more sober sort who is not carried away by passion.
1-15, stresses the representation of the pair as erastes and eromenos on the Greek model.
There is no need to emphasize how frequently in Greek myth, poetry, and art wrestling serves as an image for erotic activity, whether between men and women, or between an erastes and his would-be eromenos.
Our three Greek historians (Arrian, Diodorus, and Plutarch) never term [Hephaistion] erastes or eromenos, only philos or malista timomenos.
The figures who desire or are desired constitute a rich ancient taxonomy, including, among others, the erastes (an older male lover); the eromenos (his willing but not passionate younger male beloved); the kinaidos (typically the male who perversely desires to be sexually penetrated "like a woman"); the gunaikes (citizen-wives), hetaera (courtesans) and pornae (common prostitutes); and the tribades (females who perversely perform sexual acts on other women "like a man").
In a rather idiosyncratic reading of Pericles' funeral oration, McGlew tries to show the Athenian citizen as individual tyrant such that erastes from that speech, the lovers of Athens whom Pericles urges his listeners to become, expresses the "passion of the aspiring tyrant, not the loyalty of the honest citizen.
2) In military matters, a positive view of the relationship between erastes and eromenos is based on the belief that the presence of his eromenos will inspire a man to valour and, through shame, save him from cowardice.
While the young man is talking to her face-to-face, she occupies the position of the unendingly patient and silent listener whose attention is fixed as an erastes just as both Callicratidas prescribes and Theomnestus does.
Erastes, usually young men who partnered with eromenoi, were not pedophiles.