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Erôs in Ancient Greece

Ed Sanders, Chiara Thumiger, Christopher Carey, and Nick Lowe


This book, arising out of a conference at University College London in 2009, examines erôs as an emotion in ancient Greek culture. It considers the phenomenology, psychology, and physiology of erôs; its associated language, metaphors, and imagery; the overlap of erôs with other emotions (jealousy, madness, philia, pothos); its role in political society; and the relationship between the human emotion and Eros the god. These topics build on recent advances in understanding of ancient Greek homo- and heterosexual customs and practices, visual and textual erotica, and philosophical approaches to e ... More

Keywords: erôs, love, desire, sexual desire, emotion, psychology, Greek, homosexuality, heterosexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199605507
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ed Sanders, editor
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London

Chiara Thumiger, editor
Research Associate, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Christopher Carey, editor
Professor of Greek, University of London

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1 Introduction

Ed Sanders and Chiara Thumiger

11 Eros in Hesiod

Glenn W. Most

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