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What’s love got to do with it? Eros, democracy, and Pericles’ rhetoric

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-489
Number of pages17
JournalGreek, Roman and Byzantine Studies
Issue number4
Early online date29 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


Pericles’ metaphor in the funeral oration, that the Athenians should become erastai of the city, would have been original and striking to his audience, as the connotations of eros in politics had normally been divisive and pejorative.

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  • Democracy, Greek polis, Ancient Greece, Athens, Pericles, rhetoric, Eros, metaphors, Ancient History

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