Sunday, June 20, 2010


Long hair and fretted curls give me no pleasure,
  Things taught in the school of Art, not Nature.
I prefer the dusty grime of a boy fresh from the wrestling ring
  And the oil-glistened hue of his limbs' flesh.
--Strato (ca. 100 AD), in Anthologia Palatina, trans. Thomas K. Hubbard (in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, edited by Hubbard, 2003)

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