The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greece

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The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greece offers the first comprehensive inquiry into the deity of sexual love, a power that permeated daily Greek life. Avoiding Foucault's philosophical paradigm of dominance/submission, Claude Calame uses an anthropological and linguistic approach to re-create indigenous categories of erotic love. He maintains that Eros, the joyful companion of Aphrodite, was a divine figure around which poets constructed a physiology of desire that functioned in specific ways within a network of social ...

The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greece 2013, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691159430

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The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greece 1999, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691043418

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