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Greek love, Hardcover – 1971

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Spearman; 2d Printing edition (1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0854354506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0854354504
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,938,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I merely wanted to state that J. Z. Eglinton was the pseudonym of the late Walter Breen, a numismatist (coin expert) who was married to Marion Zimmer Bradley. He died in prison and I hardly need say what the charge was.
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The first edition of this book was published in 1964. It was, as one reviewer has asserted, written with the extensive scholarly aid of Joseph Wallfield ("Warren Johansson"). John Zimmer Eglinton was in reality the numismatist Walter Breen, a rather eccentric figure married to a science-fiction writer. He claimed to "know" Italian as a result of being the reincarnation of an Italian of the Renaissance. He had a falling-out with Wallfield when they embarked on a revised edition. Wallfield was in favor of a lowering of the age of consent to 14, but refused to assist Breen any more when it became evident that Breen was interested in boys younger than 14. As to the supposed horribleness of encouraging boys to grow up heterosexual, as the other reviewer claims, I fail to see how Breen could have won over anyone to his cause if he had said that the point of pederasty is to encourage the boy to grow up gay. "They cannot reproduce, therefore they must recruit!" (Anita Bryant) Breen's point was to assure parents that pederasty is not the same thing as recruitment. After being abandoned by Wallfield, Breen attempted to enlist the scholarly aid of another researcher, but Breen was so hopelessly disorganized that the new man threw up his hands, and the revised version never appeared. The blatant discrepancy between the idealistic arguments of the book and the real-life behavior of Walter Breen, if the accusations were true, is typical of the way in which special pleading often lapses into hypocrisy. I might add that Breen made the inexplicable blunder of saying that Gide was not a pederast.
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By A Customer on January 28, 1999
Format: Hardcover
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.
Following is the table of contents:
I. Theory and Practice
1. Objectives
2. Some common Objections Answered
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
8. Some Difficult Greek Love Affairs
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 15. Boy-love in Ancient
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