• Eros and Intellect: Plutarch's Portrait of Aspasia and Pericles

    Author(s):
    Jeffrey Beneker (see profile)
    Date:
    2007
    Subject(s):
    Ancient Greek historiography
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Athenian history, biography, Greek historiography, Plutarch
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M63F5F
    Abstract:
    In this chapter I argue that Plutarch in the Life of Pericles reports many anecdotes and rumors about Aspasia, but has arranged his information so as to describe a couple bound together by an intellectual rather than merely a sensual attraction. I also argue that this characterization is in accord with Plutarch’s overall approach to Pericles in this biography.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter
    Author/Editor:
    Jesús Maria Nieto Ibáñez, Raúl López López
    Book Title:
    El Amor en Plutarco
    Start Page:
    245
    End Page:
    253
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 month ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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