By Barbara Breitenberger
Breitenberger follows the various levels of the improvement of Eros's character. initially a cosmic entity and an unpersonified element of Aphrodite, he was once given his legendary identification by means of successive archaic lyric poets who have been quite prepared to mythologize a male counterpart to the validated love-goddess Aphrodite. This male love-god seems to be the divinized homoerotic perfect of the male aristocracy 'worshipped' at their symposia. the improvement of the male love-god is taken for example to illustrate that poets' inventive innovation in addition to their social and ancient history performed a major function in developing Greek mythology.
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