Concordia Discors: Eros and Dialogue in Classical Athenian Literature

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Writing to a friend, Horace describes him as fascinated by "the discordant harmony of the cosmos, its purpose and power." Scholtz takes this notion of "discordant harmony" and argues for it as an aesthetic principle where classical Athenian literature addresses politics in the idiom of sexual desire. Drawing on theorists of the sociality of language, his approach is an untried one for this kind of topic.

Concordia Discors: Eros and Dialogue in Classical Athenian Literature 2008, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674025981

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