By Barbara Breitenberger
Breitenberger follows the several levels of the improvement of Eros's character. initially a cosmic entity and an unpersonified element of Aphrodite, he was once given his legendary id by way of successive archaic lyric poets who have been fairly prepared to mythologize a male counterpart to the tested love-goddess Aphrodite. This male love-god seems to be the divinized homoerotic perfect of the male aristocracy 'worshipped' at their symposia. the advance of the male love-god is taken to illustrate to illustrate that poets' creative innovation in addition to their social and old history performed a major function in developing Greek mythology.
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Aphrodite and Eros: The Development of Greek Erotic Mythology by Barbara Breitenberger