I absolutely love this.
ACTUALLY. This myth gets more interesting. These original “double humans” were comprised of two parts—either both parts male, one part male and one female, or both female. This myth is used to explain why some people are homosexual and why some are straight. Yay Classics. I’M LEARNING SO MUCH IN COLLEGE GUYS
This gets better each time it scrolls through my dash.
Additionally, in The Symposium, homosexual love was said to be more pure because it goes deeper than sexual gratification and concerns the welfare of the beloved’s soul as well as providing immortality of ideas and intellect.
if you are not standing in your room right now clapping then i don’t understand you
I’m sorry, but those were the same people who believed in order to become a man, you had to have your throat inseminated as a young boy by the elderly males.. that’s not really much to clap about
Greeks were a lot of things, but the pedophilia thing kind of puts a damper on like, 90% of their philosophy.
ignore the last part guys xD
Yeah, but pedophilia was not like 8 years old kid + 50 years old man, but young man (adolescent, teenager) + sexually mature man.
Not creepy old men raping kids.
The point is that the relationship was teacher-student: maths, philosophy, rhetoric, reading, writing…and at some point (the last point) sexual education, either with the teacher or other person.
Anyway, the important thing here is this (fantastic and romantic) myth, not the pedophilia x)
(sorry for my English)