• Plutarch on the Role of Eros in a Marriage

    Author(s):
    Jeffrey Beneker (see profile)
    Date:
    2008
    Subject(s):
    Ancient Greek historiography, Greek literature
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    biography, greek history, roman history
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60J2D
    Abstract:
    The article examines briefly Plutarch's representation of the erotic connection that exists, or might exist, between a husband and wife. It looks at one essay from the Moralia, the Amatorius, to uncover Plutarch’s philosophical view of the proper role of eros in a marriage. Then it surveys three examples from the Parallel Lives: Brutus and Porcia; Pericles and Aspasia (whom, I will argue, Plutarch treats as a married couple); and Pompey and his last two wives, Julia and Cornelia.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter
    Author/Editor:
    Anastasios G. Nikolaidis
    Book Title:
    The Unity of Plutarch\'s Work: Moralia Themes in the Lives, Features of the Lives in the Moralia
    Start Page:
    689
    End Page:
    699
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 month ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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