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Synonyms for hearer

someone who listens attentively

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Die Konvention erwartete, dass der Eromenos bei dem Verkehr mit dem Erasten dessen Gefuhle nicht erwiderte und dazu die Schale des Byrgos Malers mit einem Erasten und einem Eromeneos vor dem Beginn des Schenkelverkehrs bei Boardman, Rotfigurige Vasen aus Athen.
76) The ancient man, who in his own childhood may have been desperately unhappy, perhaps needed to see reflected in his eromenos what he had not found in himself.
In crude terms, what does the eromenos get out of submission to his erastes?
The only implication of a sexual relationship or use of the term eromenos for Hephaistion occurs in late sources or those of dubious authorship.
The figures who desire or are desired constitute a rich ancient taxonomy, including, among others, the erastes (an older male lover); the eromenos (his willing but not passionate younger male beloved); the kinaidos (typically the male who perversely desires to be sexually penetrated "like a woman"); the gunaikes (citizen-wives), hetaera (courtesans) and pornae (common prostitutes); and the tribades (females who perversely perform sexual acts on other women "like a man").
A clear elucidation of the relationship between eromenos and erastes ("hearer" and "inspirer") can be found in K.
Consequently, their relationship has a pedagogical dimension as Eugen assumes the role of erastes (lover) and attempts to educate his eromenos (beloved) in order to make him a more suitable partner.
2, however, Hippothous addresses Habrocomes as meirakion, yet he evidently considers him an equal and potential friend rather than an eromenos.
According to his view, Hippothoos starts out being an active male and suffers one misfortune after another, first as a pederast deprived of his eromenos and then as a leader of brigands who suffers a series of crushing defeats under the forces of law and order.
The subject of the verb is Hippothoos, and the object is Hyperanthes, placing the former in the category of the active erastes and the latter in that of the passive eromenos.