We must now also address the issue of mutuality, which Finnis misuses to make the erastes-eromenos relationship look inherently exploitative.
What is more important is that it is perfectly clear that a successful relationship of this sort produced many advantages for the younger man—education, political advancement, friendship and that he frequently felt intense affection for the erastes as a result.
The age-range when boys entered into such relationships was consonant with that of Greek girls given in marriage, often to adult husbands many years their senior.
The limited survival and cataloguing of pottery that can be proven to have been made in Boeotia diminishes the value of this evidence in distinguishing a specifically local tradition of paiderastia.
And we all accuse the Cretans of concocting the story about Ganymede.
Evi Adam 1972 - Greek model, miss Greece 1994.