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Voluntary Servitude and the Politics of Pederasty in Plato’s Symposium

And so it was that those benefactors of the state, Harmodius and Aristogeiton, men preeminent for their virtues, were so nurtured by that chaste and lawful love-or call it by some other name than love if you like-and so disciplined, that when we hear men praising what they did, we feel that words are inadequate to the eulogy of their deeds.