(Boylove Documentary Sourcebook) - A Verbal Reminder of the Oath Sworn by Gnathios, an Ancient Greek Warrior, to His Young Male Beloved, in the Epitaph Inscribed on the Former's Tombstone
From Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander the Great, Third Edition, edited by Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland (London; New York: Routledge, 2010). First edition published in 1994 by Routledge.
4.75 Inscriptiones Graecae I3 1399: An Oath for Love of a Boy
A slab of marble from the Attic countryside, with crude archaic lettering, c. 500 BC, recording the heroic love of Gnathios for a younger boy, for whom he swore an oath that he would go to war; the boy presumably erected this as a memorial to Gnathios. [IG I2 920.]
Here a man swore a solemn oath for love of a boy
To mingle in strife and tearful war.
I am sacred to Gnathios, who lost his life in war ...
- Adult friend
- Athenian pederasty
- Cretan pederasty
- Greek love
- Historical boylove relationships in ancient Greece
- Loved boy
- Minor-attracted person (dictionary)
- Philosophy of ancient Greek pederasty
- Theban pederasty
- Young friend