- For the practise of man-boy love, according to the traditions of Ancient Greece, see Pederasty.
In the book, Breen attempts to distinguish between adult-adolescent and adult-child relationships, characterising the latter as meaningless and lacking in virtue. Given the recent acceptance of a uniformly adult-adult gay relationship model, this exercise in line-drawing may seem somewhat odd to the modern reader.
I. Theory and Practice
2. Some common Objections Answered [See Debate Guide for similar material]
3. Greek Love as a Social Problem
4. Greek Love as a Solution to a Social Problem
5. The Theory and Practice of Love
6. Sexual Aspects of Greek Love
7. Some uncomplicated Greek Love Affairs [Relevant to Accounts and Testimonies]
8. Some Difficult Greek Love Affairs [Relevant to Accounts and Testimonies]
II. History and Literature
9. Historical Synopsis
10. Boy-love in Ancient Greece
11. Boy-love in Ancient Rome
12. Boy-love in the Middle Ages
13. Boy-love in the Renaissance
14. Boy-love in the Restoration, Enlightement, Romantic Period
15. Boy-love in the 19th Century
16. The 20th Century -- Divergent Traditions
Postscript by Dr. Albert Ellis
Rebuttal by J. Z. Eglinton
- "Greek Love is the first literary, historical, psychological and sociological study of boy-love ever to appear.
- Up to now, specialists in sexology have been either too confused to say anything of relevance, or too scared to commit it to print! Such authorities as Stekel, Krafft-Ebing, Bergler, George W. Henry, Ulrichs, Carpenter, Haverlock Ellis, and Freud managed to write volumes about other sexual practices, but they betrayed no real understanding of what makes a man love a boy.
- The author of Greek Love believes that boy-love is a potential social force for good. In Ancient Greece, it was closely bound up with the highest ethical and philosophical ideals. Therefore, we must seriously consider the possibility that boy-love can be a forece for good right now, in our own country.
- Greek Love is refreshing to read. The author does not affect the modern pseudo-objectivity that is so often a coverup for moral vacillation. Though he treats the subject fairly, he makes no attempt to conceal his pro-sexual orientation."