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See also: Erastes
erastes (plural erastai)
- (Greek History) An adult man who courted or was in an pederastic relationship with an adolescent boy, who was called an eromenos.
- 2002: In regard to the boys (erōmenos) involved in ancient Greek pederasty, Dover (1978:52) asked: “What does the eromenos get out of submission to his erastēs?” — Stephen O Murray, Pacific Homosexualities (iUniverse 2002, p. 80)
the older partner in a pederastic relationship