LITERATURE: GENERAL NON-FICTION
Books or book chapters predominantly about Greek love that are neither fiction nor poetry nor historical (though some have historical information). Arranged in alphabetical order of the authors' surnames.
The grounds for treating a book as non-historical are that its focus is largely on Greek love as an eternal phenomenon rather than on the practice of Greek love in the past, but this distinction becomes hard to draw when the book itself belongs enough to the past that it is uncertain whether it is more useful for illuminating the phenomenon or its past. Hence, some books in the historical section are also of non-historical interest, especially some of the oldest ones.
Bentham, Jeremy, Offences Against Oneself: Paederasty, written ca. 1785, but only finally published in the Journal of Homosexuality, (III 4 pp. 389-406 & IV 1 pp. 91-107, both 1978, edited by Louis Crompton). Read on this website.
Brongersma, Edward, Loving Boys, 2 vols., New York, 1986. A well-organised and readable study of boy-love by a Dutch senator who was the most prominent man of his time to be openly boysexual. Based on a lifetime of research and correspondence, and encyclopaedic in its coverage of every aspect of the subject, but historically unreliable.
Brunoz, Dr. O., Pedofilie, Amsterdam, 1960. In Dutch. Despite the title, a study of boy-love only, anecdotal in tone.
Duvert, Tony, L'Enfant au masculin, Paris, 1980. In French only.
Eglinton, J.Z., Greek Love, USA edition, 1964; British edition, London, 1971. Review. A scholarly and ground-breaking study of pederasty, mostly devoted to addressing the social concerns about it most in vogue in the 1960s, but including some history and a useful anthology of literature.
Fraser, Dr. Morris, The Death of Narcissus, London, 1976.
Geraci, Joseph, Dares to Speak, Swaffham, 1997. A selection of articles from the periodical Paidika described below.
Gide, André, Corydon, 1924, translated from the French by Hugh Gibb, 1950.
Hubbard, Thomas K. (editor), Greek Love Reconsidered, Wallace Hamilton Press, 2000. Ten essays on various themes of varying relevance, of which the most important is "Pederasty: An Integration of Empirical, Historical, Sociological, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Species, and Evolutionary Perspectives" by Bruce Rind. A PDF of the latter is available here.
Kincaid, James R., Child-Loving, London, 1992.
Levine, Judith, Harmful to Minors, Minneapolis, 2002.
Ogrinc, Will H. L., Boyhood and Adolescence, Ephebophilia, Hebephilia, and Paedophilia: A Selective Bibliography, Quintes-feuilles, 2017. A thorough bibliography of the named topics, with references in twenty-five languages ranging from the 16th century to the present.
Rind, Bruce, "Gay and bisexual adolescent boys’ sexual experiences with men: An empirical examination of psychological correlates in a nonclinical sample" in Archives of Sexual Behavior, 30, 2001, pp. 345–368.
Rind, Bruce and Richard Yuill, "Hebephilia as Mental Disorder? A Historical, Cross-Cultural, Sociological, Cross-Species, Non-Clinical Empirical and Evolutionary Review" in Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41 (4), 2012, pp. 797-829. PDF. The best scientific study of Greek love, summarising the evidence of its prevalence among primates as well as in human history, and shedding light on its evolutionary function. Though attraction to pubescent girls is given equal attention, it and pederasty are presented as independent phenomena, enabling an understanding of them that has eluded most 21st-century thinking.
Rossman, Parker, Sexual Experience between Men and Boys, original edition USA, 1976; British edition: London, 1979.
Sandfort, Dr. Theo, Boys on their Contacts with Men: A Study of Sexually Expressed Friendships, New York, 1987. Based on interviews conducted 1977-9 with 25 Dutch boys involved in Greek love.
Silverstein, Dr. Charles, "Love Between the Generations", a chapter in his Man to Man, New York, 1981.
Tsang, Daniel (editor), The Age Taboo: Gay Male Sexuality, Power and Consent, Boston, 1981.
Warren, Edward Perry, writing as Arthur Lyon Raile, A Defence of Uranian Love, privately printed 1928-30.
PERIODICALS mostly or entirely devoted to Greek love
The Chameleon: a Bazaar of Dangerous and Smiling Chances, one issue, London, 1984. Article. Edited by Oxford undergraduate John Francis Bloxam, a contribution by Oscar Wilde led to it becoming notorious during his trial.
Contact, at least one issue, London, 1981.
Destroyer: Journal of Apollonian Beauty and Dionysian Homosexuality, 10 issues, Prague & Berlin, 2006-10.
Der Eigene, Berlin, 1896-1932. Scholarly writings about homosexuality mostly aimed at a revival of Greek pederasty as a cultural model for it.
International Journal of Greek Love, 2 issues, Oliver Layton Press, New York, 1965-6. Edited by J. Z. Eglinton and devoted mostly to the history of Greek love, no publication has ever been closer to the spirit of this website. Scholarly and well-written.
Koinos, 73 issues, English and German, Amikejo Foundation, Amsterdam, 1993-2012.
The Lover: journal of sexual politics, 4 issues, Berlin, 2015-17.
Magpie, at least 15 issues, London, 1977-81+.
Nambla Bulletin, 25 volumes, New York, 1980-2005.
Nambla Journal, at least 7 issues, New York, 1980-86+.
Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia, 12 issues, Stichting Paidika Foundation, Amsterdam, 1987-95. A scholarly, literary and activist journal with an impressive editorial board of quite distinguished academics. Despite the secondary title, the subject matter was much closer to the primary one (the Greek for a loved, typically adolescent, boy), there being relatively little material on either true paedophilia or "girl-love". Many articles are of great historical interest, whilst others suffer from modern academic jargon.
Pan: a magazine about boy-love, 21 issues, Spartacus, Amsterdam, 1979-85. Edited by Frank Torey and John D. Stamford. News, articles, reviews and very short stories, most interesting as a contemporary history of Greek love during six critical years in which high hopes were finally dashed.
P.I.E. Bulletin, London, Jan. 1981
The Spirit Lamp: An Oxford Magazine without news, 4 issues, Oxford, 1892-3. Edited by Sandys Wason and Lord Alfred Douglas, and mostly poetry, the last issue had only a little, covert Greek love content.
Thamyris, at least one issue, Ariel's Pages, New York, 2002-.