Eros

Definition

Eros was the Greek god of love, or more precisely, passionate and physical desire. Without warning Eros selects his targets and forcefully strikes at their hearts, bringing confusion and irrepressible feelings. In the words of Hesiod, he "loosens the limbs and weakens the mind'" (Theogony, 120).

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  • c. 700 BCE
    Greek poet Hesiod writes his Theogony and Works and Days.
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