RE: RARA-AVIS: achilles

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 26 Jul 2002

Yeah, about 2-3 percent of them must have been. Not necessarily large enough though to make it into a myth though and having read the various historical who's who in gay history along with the reasoning behind entries, it's pseudo-science at best and politically motivated tripe at worse. Jesus hanged out with 12 guys and never married, he must be gay.

But in the end, what all that has to do with a 20th century literary form is beyond me. Achilles homosexuality has no bearing on Achilles heroic action. It's ironic how some strive for equality so hard by trying to show that x individual was superior because of their sexual preference or skin color or whatever. True equality doesn't give a shit about the trivial aspects of the individual and neither does true heroics. Neither being gay or straight has anything to do with anyone's heroic or evil actions.

Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, Virginia

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-----Original Message----- From: Rene Ribic Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 5:15 AM
They do. I'm a follower of the "Achilles was gay & proud of it" theory. (Some of these guys had to be gay, right? Thinking statistically.)

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