GSC: The Last of the Wine
Mar28

GSC: The Last of the Wine

For those of you who have read my blog for a while (and there’s definitely a pile of entries to get through), you may remember that my favorite book of all time is “The Last of the Wine” by Mary Renault. I have blogged about the book on a few occasions. What I have not mentioned much during my dearth of blogging is that I have been participating in a book review pod cast for an emerging LGBT media company called Gay...

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“The Last of the Wine:” Lysis, on prayer

Well, boys and girls… how about that rant yesterday? Whew. Well, I feel better… But now I need to take a moment to come back to center and recognize that although there are people who (without necessarily planning it) frustrate, anger, and hurt me, there are so many others who soothe me and make me feel loved. Thank you for your many kindnesses… Before I got sidetracked by a thoroughly discouraging week in Atlanta, I...

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“The Last of the Wine:” Sokrates, on getting and keeping a true and honourable lover

Mary Renault is, along with Isabel Vandervelde, my favorite writer of historical fiction. Renault wrote her books based in Ancient/Classical Greece during the 1950’s, so although her work is already amazing enough for its literary value, it becomes even more impressive because of how she treated Pederasty and Pedagogy (the training of young men by older men to be honorable citizens). It was an important matter, and a father...

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