5.1. Ancient Greek Homophobia and the Emergence of Licht
5.2. Altering the Meaning of Ancient Greek Words
Up to the 1970s most professors were aware of the ancient Greek laws which forbade homosexuals from becoming politicians, priests or lawyers, acquiring any public office, serving in the army, being awarded public honours or even presenting a scholarly thesis. Other ancient Greek laws also clearly stated that the penalty for paedophiles was death because their crime was a hybris, meaning an unforgivable insult to men and Gods. Professors with Psychosexual Disorders brings to light that from the 1970s onwards, much evidence of this kind was gradually marginalised and forgotten. Instead, thanks to the manipulation of ancient material made by one German and one English professor, the academic establishment now accepts that the ancient Greek culture celebrated homosexuality and paedophilia. Nobody seems to be investigating whether this academic trend began by heterophobic professors who distorted and misinterpreted the ancient material under the influence of their own psychosexual disorders.
Excerpts from 5.1: Ancient Greek Homophobia and the Emergence of Licht
Aristophanes in his popular theatrical works often condemned and ridiculed homosexuality too. Plato also categorically condemned sexual relations between the same sex and praised nature for arranging the female uniting with the male. In plain words, Plato defined homosexuality as an act against nature, which results from incontinence and lust.(FN) He also clearly stated sexual relations between men are damaging and meaningless.(FN) Plato also presented Socrates’ disgust for homosexuals, who called their life terrible, obscene and wretched(FN) and who also despised and condemned paedophilia.(FN) According to Xenophon, the ancient historian, the Spartans too believed that homosexuals could not achieve anything good,(FN) and just as in Athens, the laws of Sparta also condemned homosexuality and punished paedophilia with the death penalty.
All this ancient evidence is left aside by a modern wave of professors who follow Dover and who pay little or no attention to a large number of ancient Greek texts which use demeaning ancient Greek epithets connoting a homosexual man…
The cruel ancient Greek custom of aporafanidosis,(FN) the arrest and public flogging and savage torturing of men who had engaged in homosexuality,(FN) also have been forgotten by many homosexual scholars…
For a long time nobody knew Licht was Professor Paul Brandt, accused of homosexual and paedophile activities. Licht was not of course interested in examining the extent into which homosexuality and paedophilia were condemned in the ancient Greek world. Instead, he tried to find any ancient Greek verse possibly written by an homosexual, or any verse he could interpret as approving of homosexuality. For example, he focused on a verse in Iliad where Achilles the mighty warrior mourned for the death of Patroclus, his best friend since childhood. Achilles was quoted by Homer saying: “O never could anything more bitter come upon me, no, not even if I should hear of my father’s death.” Based solely on his own interpretation of these words, Licht jumped to the conclusion that “this is language of love, not of friendship.“(FN) According to Licht, only a homosexual could feel this type of love for another man. Therefore, Licht concluded that Achilles mourned the loss of his friend because he had had a homosexual relationship with him. The fact is that there is nothing in Homer’s text indicating anything homosexual between Achilles and Patroclus, and the verses in the Iliad which present Achilles as a womaniser were not of interest to Licht. The question here is whether Licht made this interpretation because he suffered from a lack of empathy. It is confirmed by psychiatrists that a small percentage of the population, referred to here as homovores, cannot feel empathy for the suffering or loss of other human beings because they were either seriously abused during childhood or were not loved by their mothers.(FN) The only way that homovores understand close relationships is sexually.(FN)
Some scholars who were inspired by Licht have discovered that Alexander the Great also mourned the death of his life-long friend Hephaestion. Without any evidence from the primary sources that Alexander had any sexual liaison with any man, such scholars came to the conclusion that Alexander lamented the loss of Hephaestion because the two were homosexual lovers. Contrary to this conclusion made out of thin air, the surviving historical sources present much information that Alexander had a number of wives and mistresses, was the father of at least two sons and had a weakness in particular for Persian ladies, in addition to an entire harem with few hundreds of women.(FN) It is also well recorded that Alexander fell passionately in love with the gorgeous Indian princess Roxane whom he also married. Knowing how it feels, Alexander forgave one of his soldiers(FN) who reported to the army physicians that he was unable to fight because he could not take his sweetheart Telesippe out of his mind. Alexander not only permitted the soldier to leave war and run back to his sweetheart, but also offered generous financial assistance to help the couple marry. However, no matter what the sources say, many professors prefer to say nothing about Alexander’s strong prejudice against homosexuality, which extended to his ordering for the execution of homosexuals.(FN) Instead, some scholars, possibly homosexual, prefer to emphasize on an incident reported by a single ancient source, written some centuries after Alexander lived, that some of Alexander’s drunken troops compelled him (when he too was drunk) to kiss a eunuch.(FN) Many historians prefer not to examine that especially after Alexander treated philosopher Kallisthenis of Olynthos(FN) inhumanely and exterminated him, an entire series of ancient philosophers and writers attacked and defamed Alexander with libels. There also are strong indications that some of the political leaders who succeeded Alexander, sponsored the publication of defamatory works against him.(FN) By selecting the libels against Alexander rather than making a critical comparative examination of all available ancient sources written about him, it is evident that some homosexual and paedophile professors interpret the material they select in a way that justifies their own sexual identity.
Excerpts from 5.2: Altering the Meaning of Ancient Greek Words
Some scholars also fabricated the story that the ancient female Greek philosopher and poet Sappho (630-570 BCE) was homosexual. Contrary to this theory, all what is known about her personal life is that she was married to a merchant and had a daughter with him, but she committed suicide because her marriage was unhappy and she was in love with another man. It is well established that she was admired for her scholarly work, not only by her compatriots on Lesbos island but also by philosophers and men of letters all over the ancient Greek world. Statues were erected to celebrate her memory in different cities, and coins were struck with her portrait. Clearly, Sappho was the first celebrated female scholar in the history of the world and nothing in the ancient texts ever said anything about her being homosexual. Also, nothing in the samples of the surviving works, which are attributed to her, reveals anything homosexual. The first ever attacks against her sexual identity appear several centuries after she lived, and come from early Christian misogynists who targeted Sappho because she was an educated and celebrated woman, known also for some poems she dedicated to the beauty of men. This, to the minds of misogynists, was unacceptable and they labelled her a prostitute.(FN) However, even the religious fanatics did not call her homosexual. This theory first appeared among modern scholars. In order to make Sappho homosexual, the fabricators forged ancient poems attributed to her by substituting the pronoun she for any use of the pronoun he. In other words, the fabricators fantasised that when Sappho spoke of a man she often had a woman in mind. From a position of power and academic authority, the fabricators persuaded many of their unsuspecting students to accept this theory. As a result, Sappho’s island of Lesbos is now synonymous with female homosexuality all over the world, and most homosexual women now prefer to be called Lesbians. This is despite the fact that for all the centuries before the Dover-Licht school of “professors” emerged, a Lesbian was simply anyone, man or woman, who came from the island of Lesbos. Once the propaganda spread, the peoples of Lesbos found themselves deprived of their local, ancestral name, which they had used for millennia.
Another falsification regarding the sexuality of the ancient Greeks is the way the Greek word orgy (ὄργιo) is translated. In the ancient Greek language the orgy was any seed used for planting in agriculture and the orgies were synonymous with the rituals of burning seeds, fruits or crops on altars in open holy shrines or in Temples where the Greeks prayed to their Gods to bless the next harvest.(FN) The orgies (seeds, fruits or crops) were usually handled by the pure, virgin women, the unspoiled priestesses of Demeter-Mother Earth we studied earlier.
Some early anti-Hellenic fabricators, usually religious fanatics, often signed their works with the name of a Gentile author and did not hesitate to propagate the falsehood that even Zeus was an homosexual. Their argument was again based on the interpretation of a single verse in the Iliad.(FN) The original verse and its context are very clear that the Gods and not Zeus himself had taken the soul of a dead warrior called Ganymedes because he was the most virtuous among the mortals and therefore an equal to the Gods. The Gods decided that Ganymedes should continue living an afterlife among them, and therefore gave him the task of serving Zeus as an immortal οἰνοχόος, meaning wine-cupbearer. The profession of the wine-cupbearer in the ancient times when Homer composed his verses was not as simple as that of a modern cupbearer, because the wine was stored in large, heavy ceramic vessels and not in small one-litre bottles. The wine-cupbearer, therefore, had to be a strong man to lift the heavy vessels and hold them steadily while pouring wine into smaller vessels. There is nothing sexual in doing this job and absolutely nothing sexual is mentioned in the original verses which refer to Ganymedes or Zeus.