roManCE? aCHileelleS anD PaTrCOlUS ArE GAy?? NOoo AlWayS HeTeRO AnCIEnT GREeks VErY StRAIghT iLIAd HAs No GAy
I’m sorry but didn’t Plato once write an analysis on why Achilles was the bottom in the relationship?
Didn’t the Greek city of Thebes have an elite band entirely comprised of same-sex couples?
Didn’t Spartan men casually sleep together so much that new brides were encouraged to cut their hair in order to ease soldiers into heterosexuality?
Didn’t the Diogenes of Sinope, one of the founder of Cynicism, accuse Alexander the Great of being “ruled by Hephaestion’s thighs”?
Didn’t Aristotle describe Alexander and Hephaestion’s relationship as “two souls in one body”?
NOPE N O T H I N G BUT H E T E R O S IN GREECE.
This isn’t even up for debate tho Greece LITTERALY has a patron god of homosexuality
and let’s not forget Priapus (he’s not gay i just really wanted to mention him)
Does it mean nothing to you, the unblemished thighs I worshipped and the showers of kisses you had from me? – Achilles as he mourns the death of Patroclus in Myrmidons, the lost trilogy by Aeschylus (tr. Tom Stoppard)
Pretty hard to read a ‘no homo’ slant into that, really. Just two bros, kissing and admiring each other’s thighs. Y’know. Guy stuff.