|“In a fight almost anything goes. It almost reaches the point where you stop to apologize if a chance blow lands above the belt.”
— Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
Can we regard Socrates and Alcibiades as erastes and eromenos?
Starting in his adolescence, Alcibiades was a student, and a follower, of Socrates. Both of them used erotic language in speaking to, and of, each other. Is it reasonable to identify their relationship as paederastic? Continue reading notes on socratic love