Greek Love

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For the practise of man-boy love, according to the traditions of Ancient Greece, see Pederasty.
Re-published paperback version
Greek Love (ISBN 1589636376) is a book written by Walter Breen (under his J.Z. Eglinton pseudonym), most probably with scholarly support from Warren Johanssen (both late), on the subjects of modern and historical 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.

Contents

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I. Theory and Practice

1. Objectives

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

Commentary

Review on Amazon:

"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."