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Tomb of the Diver

November 22, 2010

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The only surviving complete frescoes from ancient Greece show a drinking party scene of male lovers, c. 470 B.C. Hot stuff.

Mit Verlangen

November 21, 2010

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The giant of baroque religious music, J.S. Bach's musical justification of his style of composing is the cantata Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan. It includes as its centerpiece the homoerotic aria "Mit Verlangen."

Dmitri Mitropoulos

November 2, 2010

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Greek-American conductor Dmitri Mitropoulos was music director of the New York Philharmonic from 1951-1957. He was succeeded by his protege Leonard Bernstein, with whom he had an affair.

Philip II of Macedon

October 16, 2010

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Losing air time to his son Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon doesn't get enough credit for his victories. Rumor has it that he was assassinated by his paramour and bodyguard Pausaunias because of a complicated lover's quarrel.

The Sacred Band of Thebes

September 28, 2010

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Gays in the military? Why, of course! The very gay Sacred Band of Thebes - 150 pairs of lovers - made up the elite of the Theban army in 338 B.C.