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As a rule, the post- classical tradition shows Achilles as heterosexual and having an exemplary asexual friendship with Patroclus. Human Origins. Pederasty was common in Ancient Greece, and most widely recorded by Athenian writers and playwrights. The relationship is intensely intimate, and certainly exceeds the common bounds of friendship.
The relationship between Achilles and Patroclus is one of consistent debate. Register to become part of our active community, get updates, receive a monthly newsletter, and enjoy the benefits and rewards of our member point system OR just post your comment below as a Guest. Achilles is whatever you want him to be.