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- n. Plural form of eromenos.
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The important thing was that a Greek not be the eromenos of a foreigner or non citizen, but a citizen in the “active” role of course could have a series of eromenoi, or have a sexual relationship with a non-citizen without age restrictions.
But some eromenoi were long-term and ended up losing their citizenship.
I agree that taking on a series of eromenoi would not have subjected a man to ridicule, but retaining the passive role in maturity certainly did so.