Read more. At one time he had written that same-sex lovers were far more blessed than ordinary mortals. It was an affectionate word  traditionally used for a boy puer  who was loved by someone "in an obscene sense". Both Martial and Statius in a number of poems celebrate the freedman Earinus, a eunuch, and his devotion to his lover, the emperor Domitian. Know your rights.
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