edited by Shadi Bartsch and Thomas Bartscherer
Erotikon sprang from a three day symposium organized in 2001 to debate the full meaning of eros in both a classical and modern context. The symposium was attended by respected scholars representing a broad range of intellectual interests and joined by poets and novelists to bring fresh insights to a literary field that often defies convenient definitions. The results of the Erotikon Symposium have been compiled and edited by Shadi Bartsch and Thomas Bartscherer into this volume of essays on Eros, Ancient and Modern. The collection includes essays by 25 contributors, with the book introduction and an essay the topic of Eros and the Roman Philosopher written by Shadi Bartsch.
While each of these essays is focussed on a specific topic of discussion, together they form an expansive conversation to discover what unifies the erotic manifold. Comparisons of literature and art in ancient and modern times illustrate the significant influence of eros throughout the creative arts in western culture. This exchange of ideas is influenced by many intrinsic concepts for deriving a contemporary definition of eros.
About the Author
The results of the Erotikon Symposium, a three day symposium organized in 2001 to debate the full meaning of eros in both a classical and modern context, were compiled and edited by Shadi Bartsch and Thomas Bartscherer. As a classical historian, Shadi Bartsch is primarily devoted to Roman literature and culture of the early imperial period. She is chair of the Department of Classics and a professor in the Committees on the History of Culture and on the Ancient Mediterranean World at the University of Chicago, and is the author of a number of books relating to Roman literature, including Ideology in Cold Blood, Actors in the Audience, and Decoding the Ancient Novel.
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