My best friend broke up with his brother five years ago.Through thick and thin, Greeks have each other’s back.
In his classic study Greek Homosexuality, Kenneth Dover points out that the English nouns "a homosexual" and "a heterosexual" have no equivalent in the ancient Greek language.There was no concept in ancient Greece equivalent to the modern conception of "sexual preference"; it was assumed that a person would have both hetero- and homosexual responses at different times.We can't help that our normal talking voice sounds more like an elevated yell.Maybe it's because my mom offers you 100 different choices when it comes to meals, and forces you to eat even if you aren't hungry.It could be because I can eat feta cheese by the tub.
Or maybe it's because boys need to ask for my father's permission to date me.If you want a man who cooks you soup when you are sick (even if it came in a can), look no further.Greeks, as a general rule, will care for their friends.Evidence for same-sex attractions and behaviors is more abundant for men than for women.Both romantic love and sexual passion between men were often considered normal, and under some circumstances healthy or admirable.(Nothing scares a boy like a firm handshake from your Spartan father, as he drinks a glass of scotch.)However, it made perfect sense that the first boy I loved will never understand the way this Greek girl loved him. We both had different beliefs in love, and he couldn't understand why I did what I did.