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Erôs in Ancient Greece$
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Ed Sanders, Chiara Thumiger, Christopher Carey, and Nick Lowe

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199605507

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605507.001.0001

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Worlds of Erôs in Ibycus Fragment 286 (PMGF)

Worlds of Erôs in Ibycus Fragment 286 (PMGF)

(p.267) 16 Worlds of Erôs in Ibycus Fragment 286 (PMGF)
Erôs in Ancient Greece

Vanessa Cazzato

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines in detail the imagery of Ibycus' fr. 286 PMGF. The elaborate images in each half of the fragment are viewed as components of ‘worlds’; these worlds relate in interesting ways to each other, to the amorous world implied by the utterance, and to the sympotic world implied as performative context. Thus the locus amoenus of the first half of the fragment becomes not only an image of erôs but also a setting for erôs. This stands in contrast to the symposium as a setting for a different kind of erôs, which is expressed through an externalized emotional landscape in the stormy image of the second half of the fragment

Keywords:   imagery, worlds, symposium, erôs

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