19th century homoerotic art
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Even has he embraces a woman he reaches back for the boy.
Sappho's lover Erinna is taken from her.
He is significant for glbtq culture, for he chose to live openly as a homosexual at a time when it was not socially acceptable to do so; he wrote an important prose poem that may be read as a defense of male-male desire; and he created works depicting androgynous male figures who are representative of homoerotic love.