Assos was a city by the sea, 10 km from Lesbos. Statue is at the Getty Museum in California. It is also possible that the ashes of the great friend of Alexander were brought there from the desert in Persia. The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts. However, the precise nature of the conspiracy was unclear. In fact, these seven men were not real bodyguards but adjutants. First they would start blushing, while trying to stay calm and explain to me that I had been surely misled.
Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. But was history's greatest warrior also gay? When it came time for a boy to embrace the age group of the adult and to "become a man," he would leave the tribe in the company of an older man for a period of time that constituted a rite of passage. Text NOT to be reproduced without prior written consent. Hephaestion was born, like Alexander, in around BC.
The rite of passage undergone by Greek youths in the tribal prehistory of Greece evolved into the commonly known form of Greek pederasty after the rise of the city-state, or polis. Thiasoi were communities of women in which Greek women could receive a limited form of education. Alexander married Roxane in and she was pregnant with Alexander's child at the time of the king's death in It was actually encouraged in the military as they thought if you saw a fellow soldier in peril you would actually try harder to save them if you had relations with them. If we follow this way of thinking, there was at least one more man who could have been the male lover of Alexander.