Aphrodite and Eros

The Development of Erotic Mythology in Early Greek Poetry and Cult

By Barbara Breitenberger

© 2007 – Routledge

306 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415890335
pub: 2010-12-15
Hardback: 9780415968232
pub: 2007-05-30

About the Book

An interdisciplinary analysis of the Archaic period--using literary, iconographical, and cultic evidence--shows the distinct concept behind the two deities of love. Aphrodite's character, sphere of influence, and function feature in her traditional myths and are well reflected in cult.

About the Author

Barbara Breitenberger is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati. Her main interests focus on Greek literature (archaic period), mythology, and religion. She has also written a translation and commentary on fragments of Aristotle's poetic writings.

About the Series

Studies in Classics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General
POETRY / Ancient, Classical & Medieval
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology