The 28-year-old of School Crescent, Dewsbury, denies manslaughter and kidnap.
Dr Kennedy’s findings have therefore come as a shock. Born four centuries before Christ, when Sparta defeated plague-ravaged Athens, he wrote 30 books and founded the world’s first university, called the Academy.
For him, morality meant moderation – he wanted people to avoid both promiscuity and abstinence.“Before Plato, sex was about rutting and producing heirs.
Plato marks a shift in the history of Western sexuality and some say he invented romance, but, for him, erotic passion was a spiritual force that helps us find our true selves within the deepest, human bond.
In the popular imagination and culture, it is synonymous with sexual license and abuse." Roman society was patriarchal (see paterfamilias), and masculinity was premised on a capacity for governing oneself and others of lower status, not only in war and politics, but also in sexual relations.
(Virtus), "virtue", was an active masculine ideal of self-discipline, related to the Latin word for "man", vir.