Blake Tyrrell , Michigan State University. tyrrellamsu.edu
Through the sixth century, athletic nudity in addition to founding and interest in the gymnasium fostered the training of pederasty between a new male and older male. Scanlon concludes that the instruction afforded the eromenos by their erastesвЂњis perhaps the most crucial social purpose of eros in Greek athleticsвЂќ (217).
Only a few eros that are athletic homosexual, but. Chios (uncertain) and Sparta have gone pr f for games involving nude males and girls for the purpose of arousing them erotically and displaying the maleвЂ™s suitableness for wedding.