The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greece
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $28.95|
| Book Description: |
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...