Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Words

Oddly, in ancient Greece no term existed for homosexuality, there were only some expressions referring to specific homosexual roles. Experts find this baffling, as the old Greek culture held love between males in the highest regard. According to several linguists, the word homosexual was not coined until 1869 by the Hungarian physician Karoly Maria Benkert.

2 comments:

Berry Blog said...

Could add lots but probably redundant One point of Ancient Greece seems to fit our Franco-American community around here toay..it's okay to do it with a man, but you are expected to also marry and support a family.If you take care of family obligations, we will ask no questions about your friends.
Isn't that sort of European as well?
xoxo Charlie

David Dust said...

"The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name" ... because it doesn't have a name.

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